Opening on March 16 for two weekends and closing Sunday, March 25, Theatre One Productions brings to the Alley Stage at 133 Center Street in Middleboro Neil Simon’s hit comedy The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, directed by Dan Groves of Wareham. Tickets are cash only at the door; $18 for Seniors/Students and $20 for General Admission. Show times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Doors open ½ hour prior to show. We collect food donations at all our performances for the Middleboro COA Senior Pantry. Info: 774-213-5193.
Barney Cashman (Robert Duquette of Somerset) is a middle-aged, bumbling seafood restaurant owner, married for 23 years. He hopes to experience the excitement of illicit romance before his time runs out. He has chosen his mother’s apartment as a safe place to pursue romantic adventures, as she volunteers one day a week at a local hospital until 5:00 pm.
His first attempt is with a customer from his restaurant, Elaine Navazio (Susan Salvesen of Marion) who is bored with her 280-pound husband and often ventures into affairs.
His second attempt is with Bobbi Michelle (Sheila Kelleher of Plymouth), a psychotic, unemployed nightclub singer who lives with her Nazi vocal coach. “She is not just German,” says Bobbi, “she is actually Nazi, wears black shirts, boots, the whole thing.”
Barney’s third attempt is with his wife’s best friend, Jeanette Fischer (Kathy Bourne of Middleboro). He invites her to a rendezvous for the afternoon after Jeanette came on to him at a recent dinner party. When Jeanette arrives, she isn’t exactly what Barney was expecting at all! “Delightfully hilarious and witty, filled with wisdom about human nature,” quotes The New York Post. “Mr. Simon has created a great character here … extraordinarily funny and yet also charming,” quotes The New York Times.