Neil Simon’s comic masterpiece runs March 12–31
Laughter can be found at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, running March 12–31. The humorous and touching play is directed by Bristol Riverside Theatre’s artistic director Keith Baker. Previews begin Tuesday, March 12, with opening night set for Thursday, March 14.
The cast features BRT favorites Demetria Joyce Bailey (Gypsy) as the Registered Nurse, Nicole Benoit (The Producers) as the Sketch Nurse, Jason Silverman (Laughter on the 23rd Floor) as Ben Silverman, Carl Wallnau (Triumph of Love) as Willie Clark, and newcomer Allen Lewis Rickman (Broadway’s Relatively Speaking with Marlo Thomas) as Al Lewis.
Al and Willie, a famous vaudeville duo, haven’t spoken to each other in more than a decade. When a big TV network attempts to bring the two legendary (and cranky) comics together one last time, it turns out to be easier said than done. The Sunshine Boys is a touching story full of memories, regrets and the laughter that accompanies lifelong friendship.
Performances run Tuesday through Sunday until March 31. Tickets start at $33, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel. Tickets are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215–785–0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.