Courtesy Lemon Bay Playhouse

Press Release: Lemon Bay Playhouse to Hold Auditions for “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”

Lemon Bay Playhouse will hold open auditions for the first show of the 32nd season on Sunday, July 22 and Monday, July 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.

The auditions are for the show “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” written by Neil Simon.  This comedy, directed by Gary Seddon, will open on September 5 and run through September 23, 2018. The show calls for a cast of three female actors and one male actor.

In this comedy, middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: in the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend. After making several attempts at seduction, Barney learns that it is much more complicated and difficult than he could have imagined.

The director, Gary, provides the following description of the four characters needed for the cast. They are:

Barney: (age range 40s to 50s) is a middle-aged married man looking to have a one day affair. He feels life has passed him by and wants a one time “romantic” experience to give his life something new and exciting.

Elaine: (age range 30s to 50s) a hardened New York married woman with a tough childhood and an abusive husband. Elaine has an acerbic sense of humor. She has engaged in multiple purely sexual affairs. To quote her: “if you can’t taste it, touch, smell it, forget it!

Bobbi: (Late Teens to early 30s) is a vivacious and talkative want to be actress/singer. Her stories seem incredible. Is she goofy, crazy, or very naïve?

Jeanette: (Age Range 40s to 50s) is a suburban housewife of the late 1960s. She is also one of the most depressed people in the world. She is not with the sexual mores of the late 1960s and struggles to deal with her husband’s infidelity. 

For more details about the auditions please visit our website at or contact the box office at (941) 475-6756. Scripts and sides are available for perusal on our website (sides only) or at the box office. The box office has limited hours in July so please call before visiting the box office. 


What: Open auditions for the show “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by Neil Simon

When: Sunday, July 22 and Monday, July 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse

            96 W. Dearborn St.

            Englewood, FL 34223

Cost: None


Lemon Bay Playhouse

96 W. Dearborn St.

Englewood, FL 34223

941-475-6756 (Box Office)