Rasmussen, who just moved here from Austin, Texas, to take over as artistic director of the Jungle Theater, is looking forward to a comedy opening Nov. 14 at the Guthrie:

"I got to see Mark Bedard's smart, silly new adaptation of 'The Cocoanuts' at Oregon Shakes­peare Festival — it's a ridiculously funny romp. Watch out, this cast is fearless about having fun with a crowd. Go for the sheer joy of laughing like a kid for a couple hours."