Neil Simon’s iconic play about an aging vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act. The stubborn Clark, who was not ready for retirement, resented the wiser Lewis for breaking up the act when he opted to leave show business. It is now the early-seventies and CBS is inviting the team to reunite for a special on the history of comedy, with the pair representing the vaudeville era at its best. Clark is convinced by his nephew Ben to revive one of the old routines one last time. Much of the humor is derived from efforts to get the two cantankerous actors into the same room for a rehearsal, their differences of opinion once they reunite, and their shenanigans on the actual broadcast.
NOVEMBER 27-28 at 7 p.m. and NOVEMBER 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Starring Don Cunningham and Doyle Schwaninger and directed by Lee Meyer.
Tickets $15 ea. at Blue Bottle, both Miller Pharmacies or online at www.fremontoperahouse.org