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Frank Ferrante won awards and accolades in London and New York when he starred in Groucho: A Life in Revue, a play cowritten and directed by Groucho Marx's son, Arthur, in the mid-1980s. In the years since, Ferrante has perpetuated his nimble impersonation of the great comedian in the hilarious solo show An Evening With Groucho. Accompanied by pianist Jim Furmston, Ferrante charts the cigar-chomping clown's career from vaudeville to movies and TV, ad-libbing in classic Groucho style as he draws the audience into the special world of Marxian madness. He also re-creates Hollywood in its 1930s heyday, introducing the audience to the likes of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, and Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo--all filtered through Groucho's irreverent, supremely illogical perspective. An Evening With Groucho comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell in Arlington Heights, for five performances June 13 through June 16: Thursday and Friday at 8, Saturday at 5 and 8:30, and Sunday at 3. Tickets are $30; call 847-577-2121.

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