3 To Do: ‘Clown Bar,’ comedy and more

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The clowns of Theatre Conspiracy's "Clown Bar"

1. Starts Thursday: ‘Clown Bar’ at Theatre Conspiracy

Theatre Conspiracy transforms the Foulds Theatre into the titular clown bar for this “zany clown-noir dramedy” set in the dark, secret world of gangster clowns.

The working bar opens 45 minutes before each show to sell drinks to theater patrons.

Aug. 18-28. $30. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. 939-2787 or artinlee.org.

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2. Wednesday and Thursday: Darren Carter at Off the Hook

The comedian performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 17-18, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 general admission, plus a fee.

Comedian Darren Carter

Information: offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901.

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3. Arts Center Theatre presents Readers Theater ‘The Swingset’

Arts Center Theatre (ACT) is bringing local playwrights to their stage with next installment of Readers Theater that will feature “The Swingset,” by Kristyn Estes at 3 p.m., Aug. 21.

Closing out the Readers Theatre program on Aug. 21 writer Kristyn Estes will present “The Swingset.”

Kristyn Estes’ “The Swingset” is a lighthearted adult comedy (narrated by Gregg Burr) that chronicles Jake (played by Charlie Blum) and Abby’s (played by Kristyn Estes) move to their tropical dream home.

However, Jake fears the dream has become a nightmare when it appears that Abby has much wilder ideas about their next chapter. 

Kristyn Estes is an accomplished writer whose children’s book, “Manuela’s Gift” is a Parents Choice Medalist, and one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books for Children. 

Estes has vast experience as an actor, director and writer in regional and community theater and has also written and hosted the award-winning PBS program, “Friends & Neighbors” airing in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Readers Theatre is free to the public however; we do ask that you RSVP online at marcoislandart.org or by calling 239-394-4221.

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