Footlight Players discovers last of the Red Hot Lovers

Footlight Players discovers last of the Red Hot Lovers
By: Footlight Theatre Last Updated: October 11, 2019

Beginning November 1st, the Footlight Players will introduce you to Barney Cashman (Dean Johanson) who has decided at middle age to join the ‘sexual revolution’ thus becoming THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS. This loveable conservative 47-year-old seafood restauranteur makes three attempts to pay his dues. The first conquest we meet is the cold, calloused Elaine Navazio (Danielle Bilderback). She is a gal in her 30’s who’s not afraid to call them as she sees them. Her flippancy and tobacco addiction makes this a hilarious failed attempt. Lady #2 is the sweet but definitely daffy Bobbi Michelle (Alayna Lauritsen). We are never quite sure that all the trouble that seems to plague her is reality or fantasy, but just following along as best we can is a riot to watch. As fast-paced as this assignation goes it ends in peaceful haze. The 3rd ‘victim’ is the family friend, Jeanette Fisher (Patty Martin). This pocket-book clutching bundle of nerves is deep in marriage problems and has more depression than the National Debt. Although this 3rd attempt to find love in the afternoon is as full of laughs as the previous two there is a beautiful poignancy in its ending.

This is one of America’s favorite playwright, the late great Neil Simon’s favorite of all his work. Director, Dr. Tony J. Thomas along with his Assistant Director, David Mikolajczyk are up and ready to present this show to an anticipating audience. Production Manager Bobbi Lauritsen has assembled a top-notch crew to make this come to fruition. The one setting of an apartment was constructed by Floyd Colosky, dressed by Lara West, and lit by Anthony Holt. Others on the crew are Laura Meyer for costumes, Chris Whybrew was Scenic Artist, Hair/Make-up by Veronica Thomas, Sound by Tony Thomas and the stage manager is Jill Thomas. There will also be a bake-sale happening in the lobby with all sorts of delicious items by our membership for you to take home.

Show-dates are Nov. 1,2,3,7,8,9,10 with curtain times at 7:30 Thur.-Sat. and 2:00 on Sun. The house will open 45 minutes before showtime. Admission is $15.00 with a discounted price of $10.00 for the Thursday performance and for children 12 and under. (please no lap-children or babies). Footlight Theater is located at 1705 Franklin Street in Michigan City. This well-known show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser so we strongly urge you to make your reservations ASAP. Just call our theater at (219) 874-4035 and follow the instructions on the phone or go online at www.footlightplayers.org  and click on reservations. This is A MUST SEE comedy so spend a night at the Footlight Theater to help keep Community Theater alive in Michigan City.