Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, somewhere in New England.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her Guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn't do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that "Bud the Stud" is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia," after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested.
Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry's who has agreed to test the Venusia: and Charmaine Beauregard, a "Southern Belle" whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud's Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions.
"You'll laugh, you'll cry at this show." - KPSP Channel 2 News, Arizona
"If you need a rollicking good time filled with laughter, this is a must-see play." - The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas
"We gotta do this. Just the whole premise, the whole plot line, and the physical comedy - it's hilarious. We've been rehearsing four weeks, and every night, I just laugh constantly." - Erie Times, Erie, Pennsylvania
"This play is adorable." - Kerville Daily Times, Texas
"Fast paced and hilarious." - The Californian
"The Parkers got it right. A must see." - Metroland Newspapers
"A very funny giggle fest." - Erie Times-News
Sex Please We're Sixty was first produced by Play With Your Food
Productions in Hemet, California on October 17, 2008. Since then it has
had over 100 productions through the US and Canada, as well as New
Zealand, Australia, and India.