David Epley will perform his show “The Science of Santa” as Doktor Kaboom for the Family Entertainment Series at 5 and 7 p.m. tonight in Smith Wilkes Hall.
David Epley is a real Renaissance man.
He worked the Renaissance fair circuit for 20 years with a trio called Theatre in the Ground before he combined his love for science, performing and comedy into his new traveling persona: Doktor Kaboom!.
“Science is for everybody,” Epley said. “Not just the person in the lab coat or the kid who wins the science fair.”
Epley as Doktor Kaboom! brings the show “It’s Just Rocket Science” to Chautauqua at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall as part of the Family Entertainment Series. It’s Epley’s third time at Chautauqua as Doktor Kaboom!, but his first time with the show.
This season, the Family Entertainment Series Community Appreciation Tuesday Nights are sponsored by a company that feels giving back to its community should be just as emphasized as business integrity.
DFT Communications, a local telecommunication organization, is sponsoring all Tuesday night Family Entertainment in Smith Wilkes and Elizabeth S. Lenna halls this summer.
“This is our first year that we’re doing this on the Institution grounds,” said Dan Siracuse, marketing and public relations manager.
Ellen Ditonto, DFT’s director of sales, had originally spoken with Megan Sorenson, assistant director of the Chautauqua Fund, Siracuse said. He and Ditonto then brought the proposal to the president and COO of the company.