Jacks (and Jill) in a Box …

Courtesy Of Merry-Standish

Merry-Standish Comedy
Senator Theatre, Friday, Oct. 25 • 8 p.m.

Broad satire with a particularly Chico spin is awaiting any and all who dare enter The Senator Theatre, at 517 Main St. in downtown Chico. Aaron Standish (right, seen here abusing a rubber chicken), partner Liz Merry (middle, finally remembering where she set that lit stick of dynamite) and Quasimodo-like comedic henchman John Bertoli (left, contemplating the genuine significance of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle) will doubtless unleash an evening of penetrating slapstick, sharp songs and all-purpose tomfoolery. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Note: Recommended for mature audiences! More info: (530) 527-7347.