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Last of the Red Hot Lovers - theater

October 11-15, and 18-22, Wed, Fri, Sat, 7pm, Sunday, 3pm
San Miguel Playhouse, Av. Independencia 80
$300 and $250

Last of the Red Hot Lovers - theater

Supertitles in Spanish

Having an illicit affair was roundly celebrated in American theater during the 60s and 70s. Amid this restive period in American history, remembered today as the so-called sexual revolution, Neil Simon wrote Last of the Red Hot Lovers, one of the hits of the 1969 Broadway season, and a play that signaled a new maturity in Simon's development as a dramatist. 

The new San Miguel Playhouse production loses nothing of Simon's humor and pathos, but the action has been transplanted to present-day San Miguel. The protagonist, erstwhile Barney Cashman, has been transformed into one Bernardo Cash, successful restaurant owner and faithful husband, seeking liberation from his middle class existence and monogamous marriage of more than two decades.  On three separate afternoons, over a period of ten months, he lures three different women, all as neurotic as he, though all in a different way, to the casita of his unsuspecting mother, for a few hours of illicit passion. Nothing works out as planned. Torn between allowing the sexual revolution to pass him by and betraying his spotless wife, Bernardo is the very picture of ambivalence.

The Playhouse production features three Latin-American actors – Christian Baumgartner, Ginna Acosta, and Ivette Pizarro – along with Crystal Calderoni, most recently seen in the comedy Call Backs. It is directed by San Miguel newcomer Benton Crowell, a theater veteran who has directed plays in such farflung cities as Beijing, Riyadh, and Moscow. The play will be performed in English, with projected supertitles in Spanish.

Tickets, 250 and 300 pesos available at Galeria Ensueños 57A, (10:30-2:00, except Tue & Sun) and online at and at the theater one hour prior to that day's show.

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