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The Sunshine Boys

Time: September 30, 2011 from 2pm to 8pm
Location: Delray Beach Playhouse
Event Type: theatre, community
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2011

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A Play by Neil Simon


CONTACT: Pam Ramsey 561-272-1281 Ext. 4

EVENT: THE SUNSHINE BOYS -  A Play by Neil Simon

PLACE: The Delray Beach Playhouse

               950 NW 9th Street (Off Swinton Avenue in Lake Ida Park)

DATES: September 30 - October 16

TIMES : Matinees at 2:00 PM / Evenings at 8:00 PM

ADMISSION: $30 (Students: Half-Price)

RESERVATIONS: (561) 272-1281 Ext. 4 / GROUP RATES: (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5


The Delray Beach Playhouse is opening its 65th Season with one of Neil Simon’s best-loved and most popular plays, THE SUNSHINE BOYS. This loving tribute to the great comic performers of a by-gone era was a smash hit on Broadway and later became an Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a comedy team who headlined in Vaudeville for 43 years. But Willie has refused to speak to Al for over a decade, ever since Al decided to retire from show business.

            As the play begins, a major network studio wants to feature the team on a television show about the history of comedy. But will Willie agree to the overlook his anger and resentment to work with Al in one final, nationally televised performance? Willie’s nephew (and agent) Ben urges him to do the show, so the team’s most famous sketch can be preserved for posterity. But Willie is not easily reconciled.

            The reunion of “The Sunshine Boys” sparks a series of hilarious, unexpected and often moving consequences in a play that has become one of the most frequently quoted comedies in the history of the American theatre. A favorite with audiences since its debut on Broadway, THE SUNSHINE BOYS never fails to delight with its knock-out one-liners and its recreation of one of the funniest comedy sketches ever staged.

            LEN STANGER and CHARLES NEWMAN appear as “Willie” and “Al,” while FRANK STANZIONE appears as Willie’s long-suffering nephew, “Ben”. Others in the cast include TANA VELEN, LISA KERR and KYLE REINBERG.

THE SUNSHINE BOYS opens on September 30 and plays through October 16. Tickets are available through Membership or individually at $30.00. Student Tickets are half-price. For reservations, call The Playhouse Box Office at (561) 272-1281 Ext. 4.  For Group Reservations, call (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5.

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