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PTD Productions presents The Sunshine Boys


THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by Neil Simon

June 13-22, 2013

Artistic Direction: Carl Ellison

CAST:

Willie Clark...................................................Dennis Platte
Al Lewis............................................................Rick Katon
Ben Silverman................................................Brad Peters
Vaudeville Nurse.....Wendy Ascione-Juska/Debbie Ederer
Vaudeville Patient/Voiceover..........................Jim Dowling
Registered Nurse..............................................Janet Rich
Eddie.........................................Brian Evely/Trever Maher

Lewis & Clark were one of the great Vaudeville comedy teams. On-stage, they went together like peanut butter and jelly. Off-stage, they were like oil and water. They kept it together for forty-three years until Al Lewis suddenly split up the act and retired, much to the dismay of his partner, Willie Clark. Now, eleven years later, CBS has made them an offer to reunite and be a part of their History of Comedy TV special. Convinced by Willie’s long-suffering agent/nephew, Ben, they agree to give it a try. What will happen when these two stubborn, aging comics get together again? Can they set aside their differences one last go ‘round or will Al give Willie “the Finger” one more time? Neil Simon’s hilarious and poignant script provides these answers and much more.

 


PTD Productions presents interviews with the people that knew and loved the Sunshine Boys. This is Annabelle 'Dot' Cominsky, a burlesque dancer back in the day. She talks candidly about knowing Al and Willie back in their prime.