Red Hot Summer At The Ivoryton Playhouse Opens with Neil Simon’s The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Pity the good guy. You know the one — the man who fell in love with his high school sweetheart and knew no other girl before he married. Now that a couple of decades have passed and he’s still with his wife, he’s convinced he’s missed a great deal.
Neil Simon wrote one of his best plays about this husband. The Last of the Red Hot Lovers which opens in Ivoryton on June 6th and runs through June 24th, introduces us to Barney Cashman, a 47-year-old restaurateur, who decides he needs to take a break from his 23-year-old marriage. On three different afternoons, he brings women to his mother’s apartment while she’s at the hospital volunteering. Behind plentiful laughs is a tender portrayal of a decent fellow who just can’t succeed in sinning.
R. Bruce Connelly* returns to Ivoryton to play the hopelessly faithful Barney Cashman. Bruce has performed at the Playhouse many times, most recently in the critically acclaimed production, The Producers. Bruce will be joined by Playhouse veteran Beverley Taylor, Kate Hubbard* and Bonnie Black*
Longtime wives who attend The Last of the Red Hot Lovers are urged to bring their longtime husbands. Each guy may well see how smart he’s been to not humiliate himself the way Barney does!
Directed by Maggie McGlone Jennings, the set design is by Rachel Reynolds, lighting design by Marcus Abbott, and costumes by LisaMarie Harry.
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens on June 6th and runs through June 24th for 3 weeks. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.
Members of the press are welcome at any performance. Please call ahead for tickets.
*member of Actors Equity