‘Sex Please, We’re Sixty’ Auditions Coming Up

Group Of Senior Couples Attending Book Reading Group Smiling And Laughing.

Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s Jo Birlin is the director for the fall show, Sex Please, We’re Sixty, a comedy written by Michael and Susan Parker. Auditions will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 and again at 1 p.m. on Aug. 27. Both will be conducted in the Phoenix Room (formerly Room A-9) in Cottonwood. Scripts will be on hand for readings. The show, featuring four women and two men, will open Nov. 8 and run through the 12th. Director Jo Birlin will be ably assisted by Sandy Pallett. Advance copies of the scripts are available by calling Sandy at 480-926-6954 to arrange pick-up.

The show takes place in New England’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, a successful business run by the very prim and proper owner, Mrs. Stancliffe. Her guests (primarily women) return each year to enjoy not just the lovely B&B, but also the romantic attentions of Mrs. Stancliffe’s next-door neighbor, the elderly but charming Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis. Her other neighbor and wistful suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a little blue pill he believes to be the female version of Viagra, though it’s not yet been tested. The guest list is filled out by three other older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance writer whose personal life seems to be sorely lacking romance; Hillary Hudson, a friend of Henry’s who has agreed to be the test subject for his new drug; and Charmaine Beauregard, a “Southern Belle” whose libido doesn’t need a bit of help to be quite active. It promises to be a side-splitting comedy, so mark your calendars for both the auditions and the show dates.