“SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY!” Opens This Weekend


sexpleasewere60It’s not too late to purchase tickets for Indian Valley Theatre’s upcoming production of “SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY!” Show dates are this weekend Friday, February 26th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Feb. 27th at 7:30pm; and Sunday, Feb. 28th at 2pm. All performances will be held at the historic Sandwich Opera House, 140 E Railroad St. in Sandwich, IL. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at indianvalleytheatre.com or at the Box Office at the Opera House 1 hour before Showtime.

Don’t be fooled by the title. “SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY!” is a very clean, comedic farce written by Playwrights Michael and Susan Parker and Directed by Matt Johnson and Kari Frantzen. However, it is a more “adult” type show full of lots of laughs and fun for both audience and cast.

Mrs. Stancliffe’s (played by Sharon Pagoria) Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her Guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver- tongued, Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis (played by Tom Merkel) believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business.

Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell (played by Matt Frantzen)is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested.

Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose (played by Kathie Hart), a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson (NOW being played by Kari Frantzen), a friend of Henry’s who has agreed to test the Venusia and Charmaine Beauregard (played by Connie Cline), a “Southern Belle” whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the “Venusia” pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud’s “Viagra” pills with the “Venusia”, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions.

For questions or more information about “SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY!” or IVT please contact Matt Johnson@ ivtmatthew@gmail.com, e-mail indianvalleytheatre@gmail.com or phone IVT at 888-365-8889.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area since 1983.

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