Ashley Adams, Alexandra Crosby and Avianna Tagerty are all vying for Isaiah Rothstein’s attention in West Orange High School’s production of “Red Hot Lovers,” which opens Thursday.
Ready for West Orange High School’s first show of the year? The Thespians have been working on it this summer, and the show is being produced before school even starts.
The curtain will rise on the Neil Simon comedy “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” this Thursday, Aug. 7.
This 1960s comedy focuses on the owner of a fish restaurant, Barney Cashman, who has been married to the same woman for 23 years — and he has been faithful all those years. However, he thinks he should have one affair before he gets too old. He decides to use his mother’s apartment as a meeting place while she is at work but spends most of his time cleaning up behind his guests so his mother won’t suspect anyone has been there.
The lead role of Barney will be played by theater student Isaiah Rothstein. The three female leads are played by Alexandra Crosby, Avianna Tagerty and Ashley Adams.
The audience will be seated on stage with the actors in a thrust staging that places the audience on three sides. Seating will be limited to 100 people each night, so reservations are required to guarantee a seat.
“The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” is appropriate for high school-age audiences and adults, Director Ken Rush said. The production will run at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 9, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $10 each, and reservations may be made by calling 407-905-2400, Ext. 6162462.