Last of the Red Hot Lovers

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 3f

"Mr. Simon has created a great character here...it is extraordinarily funny and yet also charming...as witty as ever, perhaps wittier." - The New York Times

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

by  Neil Simon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Mr. Simon has created a great character here...it is extraordinarily funny and yet also charming...as witty as ever, perhaps wittier." - The New York Times

"Delightfully hilarious and witty, as well as filled with wisdom about human nature...an uproariously funny author. But he is far more than that. He has a mellow and compassionate understanding of how weak and essentially well meaning mankind behaves...a genuinely brilliant play." - New York Post

"Despite its age, Last of the Red Hot Lovers has a vintage charm and a universal, timeless quality that keeps it red hot." - Salut Star, Read More 

"Blisteringly funny!" - The Philadelphia Inquirer, Read More

 

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1960s
  • Setting: An apartment in New York's East Thirties.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 3f
BARNEY CASHMAN
ELAINE NAVAZIO
BOBBI MICHELE
JEANETTE FISHER
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupl ...

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers was first presented at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City on December 28, 1969. It was directed by Robert Moore.

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