Papaya Lounge, the comedic cabaret that packed a lotta punch with audiences last January, returns with more juice Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse ($15, $13 students/members).
Get ready to have a good time with the fruity folks at the playhouse. Jam-packed with comedy, music, variety and surprises, Papaya Lounge promises to make you laugh, perhaps shock you and maybe go a little Moulin rogue. The show is set in a "seedy cabaret night club" hosted by Velvet Q. Jones (Sarah Mckinney) with live music by the Fruit Flies (featuring the talent of Tim Randles, Ken Lawrence, Johnathan Claasen and Don Baraka). Velvet's trying to keep the doors to her nightclub open and the wolves at bay. Raucous fun with over-the-top musical performances and hilarity ensue. Other special entertainers include playhouse favorites Jackie Dandeneau, David Ferney, Alyssa Hughlett, Sayda Trujillo, Maggie Lally, Siena Nelson, Lyndsey Battle, Pratik Motawani and more.
Cabaret table seating with cocktails and snacks available add to the fun. It takes two or more to mango, so gather your friends or your main squeeze and make it a night to remember (it's ok if it's all a little fuzzy, too).