by Michael Parker and Susan Parker
Mrs. Stancliffe's 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 believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper. 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 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, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry's who has agreed to test the Venusia: and Charmaine Beauregard, 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.
Sex Please We're Sixty was presented February 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The show was well received by our audiences who were eager to laugh-out-loud throughout each performance.
Cast of Characters for Sex Please We're Sixty:
Bud Davis - Jim Liddle
Mrs. Stancliffe - Mary Kaufmann
Henry Mitchell - Paul Hacker
Victoria Ambrose - Cindy Bradley
Hillary Hudson - Ann Wolf
Charmaine Beauregard - Vicki Svacina
Producer - Bill Fricke
Director - Tim Brey
Stage Manager - Roz Vossen
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Jim Schweitzer
Set Decorator - Claran LaViolette
Costume Design - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Margaret Iannitello
Hair Design - Corey Skubal
Props - Roger Bennin
Lighting Design - Lori Hebel
Sound Design - Matt Reindl
Crew members include -
Auditions were held and the cast has been in rehearsal since December 11th. Sex Please We're Sixty will be performed February 21, 22, 23, 2019, at the Capital Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI.
The director of our second show this season, Sex Please We're Sixty, has been announced.
The board of directors of The Masquers during its October meeting chose Tim Brey as the director of this hilarious farce.
No stranger to the Masquers stage, Tim has played lead roles in some of our favorite shows. Most recently; Play It Again Sam, M*A*S*H, and Arsenic and Old Lace. His debut as director promises to be as memorable as his stage roles. We certainly are looking forward to it, and we hope you are, too. See you at the theater!
We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!