Lakeland Theatre in Littleton will offer three performances of “The Sunshine Boys” this weekend to conclude its run of the Neil Simon play.
Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. An afternoon matinee will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.
“The Sunshine Boys,” set in the 1970s, centers on the characters Al Lewis and Willie Clark, two former vaudeville actors of the 1920s/1930s era who parted on disagreeable terms and have not seen each other in more than a decade.
A television station wants to feature the two feuding actors in an upcoming special on comedy, and Clark’s nephew, Ben Silverman, wants them to set aside their differences long enough to make the production possible.
However, neither Lewis nor Clark are game to the idea due to hard feelings and their ongoing feud. Reluctantly, the actors finally agree to participate in the television special, but must deal with their bitterness toward each other.
Can the former vaudeville actors overcome their differences and even become friends again?
“The Sunshine Boys” promises to generate a roller coaster of emotions as the production addresses missed opportunities and damaged relationships with comedy, corny jokes and physical humor.
Lakeland Theatre is at 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton. For ticket information, call 252-586-3124.