Neil Simon comedy to take stage at Kirby
The F.M. Kirby Center welcomes back Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre Company at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 for a performance of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”
Tickets are on sale now and available through the Kirby box office, online at www.kirbycenter.org and by phone at 570-826-1100. Prices are $18, $28 and $38, plus fees.
In this freshly conceived production of Simon’s classic, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip ’60s looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation again and again.
Barney Cashman is middle-aged, married, overworked and overweight. It’s finally his turn to join the sexual revolution … before it’s too late. With no experience in covert maneuvers, he arranges three attempted trysts. And through all the mishaps and laughter, Barney begins to rediscover his humanity and what he thought was missing all along.
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers” had a lengthy run on Broadway and was made into a hit film starring Alan Arkin and Sally Kellerman.
Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is the oldest continuously operating theater in the United States.