Why See Last of the Red Hot Lovers?
Neil Simon's funny exploration of the sexual revolution
Another acclaimed work by Neil Simon making its appearance at Walnut Street Theatre alongside Laughter On The 23rd Floor, comedy-play Last of the Red Hot Lovers takes us back to the Sixties and the dawn of "Free Love". With the staid and financially motivated courtships of the Fifties behind them, we follow the romantic misfortunes of one shy man as he searches for true love despite being married; however, he finds himself making the same mistakes again and again with three different women.
First opening in 1969 at the Broadway Theater, this work had the benefit of Neil's near decade-long observations of the pros and cons of the sexual revolution. With the advent of alpha-male Mad Men, and liberated Mod Women, the so-called "free love" concept appeared to be a winning formula. Right up until you realised you don't fall into either category. This charming yet side-splittingly funny story follows a timid married restaurant owner who is thwarted in love at every opportunity; by his wife, his domineering mother, and the three trysts he tries to utter failure. It would appear that the sexual revolution isn't for everybody....
Opening night: 10 January 2017
Suitable for ages 12+
Two hours and 15 minutes with intermission
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