Last Of The Red Hot Lovers at Wyong
The August production from Wyong Drama Group (NSW) is Neil Simon’s Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (1969), which touches on the sexual revolution that was just beginning in the 1960’s.
Neil Simon is one of America’s most prolific, successful and popular playwrights and has written numerous plays and musicals over the years. Other well known Neil Simon works include Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, They’re Playing Our Song, The Odd Couple and Plaza Suite, the last two having been presented by Wyong Drama Group in previous years.
The action revolves around Barney Cashman who is middle aged, married and the owner of a fish restaurant in Manhattan. Barney wants to join the sexual revolution before it is too late. On three different afternoons over the course of a year Barney brings the objects of his affections to his mother’s apartment. The first is Elaine Nevazio, a somewhat attractive women in her late thirties with an air of desperation about her. Elaine likes cigarettes, whiskey and men, other than her husband. The second is Bobbi Michele, an actress who Barney discovers is both goofy and paranoid. And finally the desperately depressed wife of his best mate Mel, Jeanette Fisher.
Brian Fitzsimmons directs a cast consisting of veteran Wyong Drama Group members John Czerniecki as Barney (Cosi, Inheritance, Loot & Soulmates) Ruth Jordon who takes the parts of Bobbi and Jeanette (Soulmates, Stepping Out, Noises Off) and relatively new comer Sally Bartley as Elaine (No Sex Please We’re British).
August 11– 20 at Wyong Memorial Hall, Anzac Ave, Wyong.
Bookings: 4353 4353 9am to 9pm
Tables (BYO drinks & nibbles) or Raked Seating
Thursdays 11, 18 (8 pm), Saturday 13, 20 (2 pm), ALL $17
Friday 12, 19 (8 pm), Saturday 13, 20 (8 pm) ALL $20
Discounts for groups of 10 or more
To book, you can phone WDG’s booking line on 4353-4353 from For more information, see the drama group’s website at www.wyongdramagroup.com.au
Photo: John Czerniecki as Barney Cashman with Ruth Jordon as Jeanette Fisher.