cantankerous, old-time vaudevillians are set for a reunion - and
the sparks are about to fly. Join Pierrot Productions for "The
Sunshine Boys" at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 20, 21, 28 and 28 at 8 p.m.,
and Sundays, Feb. 22 and Mar. 1 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast
and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 20. Kelsey
Theatre is located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Al Lewis and Willy Clark shared the stage for forty-odd years before
their successful vaudevillian act dissolved in acrimony. So, some
12 years later, when Willy's nephew Ben encourages them to reunite
for a television special on the history of comedy, there are fences
to be mended. With the two men barely able to be in the same room
together, the jokes keep flying as arguments ensue over every detail.
This classic by Neil Simon was produced on Broadway in 1972, with
an Academy-Award winning film version following in 1975 that starred
Walter Matthau and George Burns. In 1997, "The Sunshine Boys"
paired Tony Randall and Jack Klugman in a Broadway revival, and
was also adapted for television in a version starring Woody Allen
and Peter Falk.
in the production at Kelsey Theatre are: Paul Saunders s Willie
Clark, Charlie Leeder as Al Lewis, Mark Violi as Ben Silverman,
Edgard Garcia as Eddie, Melissa Rittmann as Comic Nurse, and Eve
Connolly as Real Nurse. The show is directed by Ruth Markoe.
are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices
upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events
for the 2008-09 season, click here
or call the box office for a brochure.
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