‘The Sunshine Boys’ to open Nov. 13 at Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy “The Sunshine Boys” opens on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater, with an opening night pre-show reception at 7 p.m.
Perhaps one of Simon’s greatest plays, “The Sunshine Boys” is a poignant look at human relationships complete with the laugh-a-minute dialogue and strong characters that are Simon’s trademark.
This show runs Nov. 13 through Dec. 4. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, and start at 8 p.m. There will be no performance on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Dec. 3.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children 16 and under.
Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” pays homage to the history of comic theater and a tribute to the performers who make it so memorable. This is the story of a once-popular vaudeville comedy team known as The Sunshine Boys.
After 43 years together, they parted company on not-too-friendly terms when one partner wanted to continue his career and the other wanted to retire. When a lucrative opportunity comes up with a major TV network more than a decade later, their agent has to try and convince the comedy team to reunite for just this one gig. But first, there are a lot of skeletons to be cleaned out of their closets.
“The Sunshine Boys” is supported by Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Sponsors Bank of the Islands and The Royal Shell Companies.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. For tickets and discounted subscription rates, call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 239-396-0900. The Schoolhouse Theater is a program of BIG ARTS. “The Sunshine Boys” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
BIG ARTS’ mission is to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents of and visitors to Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. From musical concerts, dance performances, family entertainment, visual arts exhibits and programs, writers conferences, lectures series, film and theater productions, arts and educational classes and workshops, BIG ARTS is known as a home for all the arts.
For more information on BIG ARTS programming, go to www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900.