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Sex Please We’re Sixty

a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Michael Parker & Susan Parker

COMPANY : Lionheart Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : College Street Playhouse
ID# 4698

SHOWING : March 20, 2015 - March 29, 2015

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Yes Virginia, there is sex after sixty. Come see this hysterical comedy of errors.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Tanya G Caldwell
Henry Mitchell James H. Burke
Charmaine Beauregard Gisele Frame
Victoria Ambrose Phyllis Giller
Bud Davis Joseph McLaughlin
Hillary Carla Scruggs
Mrs. Stancliffe Christa Sfameni
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Comedy Please
by playgoer
Sunday, March 29, 2015
4.0
"Sex Please We’re Sixty" is a silly comedy that goes down easy, like a blue, diamond-shaped pill expected to enhance romance. But in this case there are two look-alike pills – one for men and one for women. When they get mixed up, romantic mayhem ensues.

Meek Henry Mitchell (James H. Burke) has invented a new pill for women, hoping that his would-be girlfriend, Mrs. Stancliffe (Christa Sfameni), might develop reciprocal feelings for him after twenty-some years of his daily proposals of marriage. Mrs. Stancliffe runs a bed and breakfast whose current guests are Charmaine Beauregard (Gisele Frame), a Southern belle; Victoria Ambrose (Phyllis Giller), a romance novelist; and Hillary (Carla Scruggs), an ex-colleague of Henry’s whom he has invited to be the pill’s guinea pig. Rounding out the cast is next-door-neighbor Bud "the Stud" Davis (Joseph McLaughlin), who believes he is the attraction that keeps ladies returning to the bed and breakfast. Suffice it to say that all of them take one type of pill or another at one point or another. That’s where the fun arises.

The set of "Sex Please We’re Sixty" is an adaptation of a previous set created by Judith Beasley, painted pink-on-pink and accessorized to the nines by director Tanya Caldwell and augmented by props provided by Emina Selmic. Light design by Gary White lets all the pinkness come shining through brightly. The comedy and the set are both bright and in-your-face. Character-specific costuming helps delineate each of the very distinct characters.

Christa Sfameni portrays a straitlaced, innerly romantic woman who we root will melt for Howard. Phyllis Giller plays a New York author with a glint in her eye, and Gisele Frame plays a man-hungry magnolia with a penchant for her grandmother’s folksy sayings. Carla Scruggs balances them as a more scientific sort, but with an intensely strong romantic streak. They all get to play lovestruck at one point or another, and do so with great success. The men, though, are given the real acting workouts in the script, with Messrs. Burke and McLaughlin beautifully conveying the extremes of behavior the script puts them through.

This is a play targeted to women of a certain age, with most of the comedy centering around the symptoms of menopause. Given the audience reactions I saw, that target demographic definitely enjoys the comedy. Sure, it’s a bit risqué, but silliness predominates, making the sexual content cartoonishly inoffensive. "Sex Please We’re Sixty" is a crowd-pleaser, milking its premise for all its worth.
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