It’s the Swingin’ Sixties! Hot Pants, Bell Bottoms and Mini-skirts! And along with Hippies and the invasion of British Rock ‘n Roll, is the Sexual Revolution. Our tour guide on this frenzy of Free Love is Barney Cashman, who’s feeling as if he’s missing out on something and decides to score in a New York minute. How difficult could it be? Barney thinks he needs a little casual sex to spice up his boring life – never mind that he’s never been unfaithful to his wife and has no experience picking up hot-to-trot partners for an afternoon roll in the hay. It’s the 60′s and livin’ and lovin’ are easy, even if you’re middle aged and pudgy.
His first date is with a customer from his restaurant, Elaine, who seems ready to get down to business if only Barney can stop talking and make his first move. The second seduction features Bobbi, a semi-hippie, singer, actress and pot smoker Barney picked up in the park. And then there’s his third choice – his desperation driving his Id - Jeanette, a friend of his wife (yikes!), who seems to need a shrink more than a Lothario. Oh, did I forget to mention Barney’s choice of a love nest for these assignations: his Mother’s apartment. While Mom’s off volunteering at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sonny Boy’s trying to score on her convertible sofa bed (yikes again!).
Nominated for 1970 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Performance by an Actor
A BRILLIANT PLAY…AN UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY AUTHOR. DELIGHTFULLY HILARIOUS AND WITTY, AS WELL AS FILLED WITH WISDOM ABOUT HUMAN NATURE
The New York Post
EXTRAORDINARILY FUNNY AND YET ALSO CHARMING. AS WITTY AS EVER, PERHAPS WITTIER!
The New York Times
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From Interstate 5, exit La Costa Avenue, going east for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on El Camino Real and travel north for approximately 1.5 miles. At the light after the light at Alga/Aviara, turn left onto Dove Lane and into the library parking lot. Schulman Auditorium is on the left at the entrance of the library.
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