Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

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Overview


Synopsis

Barney Cashman is forty-seven, happily married, the father of three children, a successful businessman, and a man going through a midlife crisis. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word: nice. And Barney has realized that “nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to have an affair. He tries not just once, but three times, with three different women, and each time, something prevents the affair from happening. In the end, Barney returns to the familiar and invites his wife up to the apartment where he has been rendezvousing with the other women. Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers examines what it means to grow older, and asks the question, “What do you do when it seems as if your life hasn’t been fully lived?”


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Number of Acts
3 Acts
First Produced
1969
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
an apartment in new york’s east thirties, a late afternoon in december, a late afternoon in august, a late afternoon in september
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Licensor
Ideal For
professional theatre, university / college theatre, community theatre, amatuer theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

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