August 24 – September 19, 2021
Directed by Tom Mula
Sponsored by Tim & Jackie Danis
Lonely neighbors and their thoughtful parents’ journey to adjoining hearts.
Charles, a musicologist, has cloistered himself off from romantic entanglements. He keeps himself occupied with work, casual friendships, food visits from his mother, Helen, and Leonard Bernstein’s music. Isabel, a brokenhearted poet, moves into the apartment next door and has only her visiting father, George, for company. After Charles unexpectedly rescues Isabel from a half-hearted suicide attempt, his loving yet sometimes overbearing mother tries to push the two of them together.
The parents themselves finally meet and all fitfully and agreeably navigate a path filled with food, laughter and romance, surprisingly discovering that true love can blossom when you least expect it.
“…an unlikely romantic success (that) spells hope for us all” – Chicago Tribune
“…a buoyant, affecting and unpretentiously sweet romance.” —Chicago Tribune.
“…sweet romance, a bit of Jewish tradition … and the gentle assertion that those often referred to as ‘seniors’ have an interesting life of their own.” – Quad Cities Times
$41, $44 & $47. Students 18 and under receive a 50% discount.
7:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
90 minutes. No Intermission.
|Asst. Stage Manager
|Kimberly Ann McCann
Accessible seating (wheelchairs and walkers etc.) with no stairs is available in Row K. Every row, other than Row K has a step(s). Please phone the Box Office for the availability of accessible seating in Row K.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) amplify and clarify sound by cutting down ambient noise. Peninsula Players is equipped with a Hearing Loop in rows A to S and an FM-based ALD system in the balcony rows AA and BB. Patrons who require an ALD may visit the Canteen before the show. Reservations are not necessary. These devices are offered free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. A driver’s license or ID with printed address is required as a security deposit.