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The Sunshine Boys at Theatre Southwest


Theatre Southwest will be presenting legendary playwright Neil Simon’s ‘The Sunshine Boys’, directed by David Hymel, from Jan. 7 – 22, 2022.


Hailed as one of Neil Simon’s funniest plays, “The Sunshine Boys” is set in the 1970s and follows the antics of two former vaudevillian stars Al and Willie, who are no longer speaking but are grudgingly paired together once again for a TV special. What ensues is a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.


The cast stars Steve Carpentier as Willie Clark, John Stevens as Al Lewis; and includes supporting players Sam Martinez as Ben Silverman, Willie’s nephew and agent; Laura Chapman as Registered Nurse; Sarah Ferrell as Burlesque Nurse, Thomas Austin as Television Announcer, Andrew Bockholt as Patient and Schrenia Bockholt as Eddie.


“I have always enjoyed working on Neil Simon plays and am very excited to be able to direct The Sunshine Boys,” said Director David Hymel. “The show has got a bit of nostalgia, a lot of laughter and is ultimately very touching. Willie and Al’s antics are just the right amount of loveable and cantankerously hilarious.”


Show times are 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 16. Tickets are $20 each and $18 for seniors (ages 65 years and older) and students (school/college ID required).


Tickets are limited and can be purchased at www.tswhouston.org/tickets or reserved by calling 713-661-9505.