This play was seen on 7/16/10 in the Little Shubert Theater Midtown NYC: I went to this play solely based on the fact that Carol Burnett had seen it and given it a 12 on a scale of 1-10. The play is a beautifully written story about a friendship, between Bernie Kopell who you will remember as Doc from the Love Boat as Moe, and Lou Cutell also one of the writers as Charley, that lasts through the ages. The two friends get hold of some Viagara and a ?lady of the evening? played by Teresa Ganzel who you will absolutely remember as Johnny Carson?s side kick from the Mighty Carson Art Player skits ? and trust me her ?assets? are well played up in her Bob Mackie costumes and laughter ensues. Although the audience absolutely loved this play the acting left much to be desired. The conversations between characters seemed strained and almost forced. Had Moe and Charley really been life long friends the conversations would have been more banter than reading lines in a script, like it seemed. The entire play takes place in Charley?s apartment which is sparsely furnished but believable as Charley?s home. The play is funny, well written and an overall good night out with friends. It?s not a must see but if you?re looking for something to just take you away and make you laugh this is your play. But remember the essence of this play is adult material and although the jokes are not particularly vulgar this play is best suited for an older crowd.
Opened Jul 21, 2010
Well, they certainly rolled out all the senior jokes on this one. The premise of the play is pretty slight and the developments fairly predictable. The actors do a good job with less than stellar material. There were certainly many laughs in the theater when I attended so it may just have been my sense of humor that was out of synch but there is a limit to how many prostate, digestive and erectile jokes you can manage in 90 minutes.
I give this show 3 stars but if you are over 60 you will give it 5