Courtesy Lemon Bay Playhouse

For the first production of its 32nd Season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” written by Neil Simon.  This comedy, directed by Gary Seddon, will open on September 5 and run through September 23, 2018.

Middle-aged, married and overworked, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend. After making several attempts at seduction, Barney learns that it is much more complicated and difficult than he could have imagined. You will not want to miss this wonderful show.

Gary, the director, comments that “the play takes place in the chaotic year of 1968. The sexual revolution is going full throttle. Barney has led a life that he calls ‘nice.’ He longs for something new, so he seeks a one-time extra-marital romantic affair. Using his mother’s apartment for his rendezvous, he invites three very different women: acerbic and experienced Elaine, kooky young actress Bobbi, and the depressed wife of his best friend, Jeanette. Neil Simon takes us on a whirlwind comedic tour of the changing sexual mores of this tumultuous period.”

This comedy contains adult situations and some adult language.

Information and tickets are available online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or by visiting or calling the Box Office at (941) 475-6756 between 10:00am and 2:00pm weekdays and one hour prior to curtain time.  Reserved seat tickets are $20 each.  Student tickets are available at $14 each. Group sales tickets are available at a reduced cost. For information please call the Business Manager at (941) 474-9610.

Synopsis:

What: “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by Neil Simon

When: Wednesday, September 5 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. Curtain is at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2:00pm on Sundays

Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse

            96 W. Dearborn St.

            Englewood, FL 34223

Cost: Reserved seat tickets are $20 each; Students (with proper ID) are $14

941-475-6756 (Box Office)