Viaduct? Why not a chicken?

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25-Saturday, Oct. 27, and at 2 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 27 & 28, Butte College Drama Department presents Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart and Steven Sondheim‘s great musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Set in ancient Rome, the story follows the comically complicated efforts of shrewd slave Pseudolus as he both attempts to gain his freedom and win the affections of a beautiful slave girl. Pictured left to right are Senex (Marc Shore), Hysterium (David Clyne), and Pseudolus (Kurt Nordstrom). Directed by Patrick W. Kopp. Tickets: $18 VIP; $15 general; $10 students. Happens at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Rd., Paradise. More info: 895-2994.