Three Stooges Film Fest at the Canton Palace Theatre
Are you a wise guy? Do your hijinks often leave your friends spouting gibberish? Well now you have a chance to learn from the best in the business of ridiculous, physical comedy!
On November 7th, the Canton Palace Theatre will be hosting a showing of four movies starring none other than The Three Stooges themselves. Not sure who the Stooges are? Well then here’s a few interesting facts about them to help paint the picture properly!
The Three Stooges was a wildly popular comedy trio in the 1930’s, but have remained popular as a result of their strange brand of slapstick comedy. Though a few cast members came and went throughout the course of the mid 1900’s, the well-known members are Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard. Even though most people attribute the humor to nothing but random silliness, the Stooges were ahead of their time when it came to political and social satire! Many of their films focused on making fun of those that fit the bill of negative image based around the social structures of the pre and post-Depression era. So even though the films seem like silly gags and jests without reason, most were actually well planned ribbing at the serious problems facing the world at the time!
The Stooges are well known enough as far as the big three, Moe, Larry and Curly, but there were many more stooges prior to, and after, the men who would bear the title much longer past their deaths. Ted Healy, the talent manager for the Stooges, was eventually kicked off the team and replaced by Moe as manager. Ted Healy actually recreated a “Stooge’ group in name only, and then a second one after the first failed. However, the Three Stooges people knew and loved became great as Moe, Larry, and Curly.
Now come on out to watch the movies with friends and use them to help determine where you sit in your own group of chums! Are you a mischievous Moe? Maybe a lighthearted Larry? Perhaps a credulous Curley? Check out this event to find out yourself and prepare have a fantastic time! This event will only run you $6 a person and doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm showing. Visit www.cantonpalacetheatre.org for more information
Maranda Saling is the owner of Bellflower Communications and a blogger for ArtsinStark.