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Sex Please, We’re 60 Performance

Sex Please, We’re 60

by Michael and Susan Parker

 It all begins with a ‘STUD’

Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Guests (nearly all women), return year after year. Her next-door neighbor, the silver-tongued Bud Davis believes that they return to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe, of course, steadfastly denies this, but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. Perhaps she reluctantly accepts the fact, that “Bud the Stud”, as he calls himself, is, in fact, good for business.

Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. The pill has not been tested.

Add to the guest list three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson a friend of Henry’s who has agreed to test the Venusia: and Charmaine Beauregard, a “Southern Belle” whose libido does not need to be increased! Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women! The women mix up Bud’s Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men: it gives them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability! When the mayhem settles down, all the women find their lives moving in new and surprising directions.

 

 

SEX PLEASE WE’RE SIXTY…in the NEWS

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry at this show.” – KPSP Channel 2 News, Arizona

“If you need a rollicking good time filled with laughter, this is a must-see play.” – The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas

“We gotta do this. Just the whole premise, the whole plot line, and the physical comedy – it’s hilarious. We’ve been rehearsing four weeks, and every night, I just laugh constantly.” – Erie Times, Erie, Pennsylvania

“This play is adorable.” – Kerville Daily Times, Texas

“Fast paced and hilarious.” – The Californian

“The Parkers got it right. A must see.” – Metroland Newspapers

“A very funny giggle fest.” – Erie Times-News

Sex Please We’re Sixty was first produced by Play With Your Food Productions in Hemet, California on October 17, 2008. Since then it has had over 100 productions through the US and Canada, as well as New Zealand, Australia, and India.

If You Need a Rollicking Good Time Filled with Laughter,

This is a MUST-SEE Play.”

Fort Smith, AK, The City Wire

“Sex Please We’re Sixty a Giggle Fest for ‘People of a Certain Age’.”

“The crazy ending becomes an absolute riot of laughs.”

Michigan Saginaw’s Pit and Balcony Community Theatre

Here is a look at top events you won’t want to miss…

Hot Picks: ‘Sex Please We’re Sixty’

Chicago Sun Times, Southtown Star

Sex Please We’re Sixty: Hilarious ‘Romp’ of a Play

Fairborn, GA

You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry at Sex Please We’re Sixty!”

Arizona KPSP Local Channel 2

The Parkers Got It Right. A Must See.”

Christy Chase, Entertainment Editor, Metroland Newspapers

Lusting For Laughs? Sex Please We’re Sixty is Just the Ticket!”

Stage West quickly sold every seat for every show, and is just as quickly selling out the added performance.

Tampa Bay Times, 2013

  “Sex Please We’re Sixty was a SMASH HIT!”

We had a second weekend of sellout crowds, and had to turn people away at the door.”

Palos Park, Illinois

 “Based on the phenomenal success of the spring production of “Sex Please We’re Sixty”, the Hall’s Bridge Players are going to bring it back for summer audiences.”

Buckhorn, Canada

Sex Please We’re Sixty Full of Laughs, Small and Large”

Erie Times-News

  “We had to do this!”

Just the whole premise, the whole plot line and the physical comedy — it’s hilarious. We’ve been rehearsing four weeks, and every night, I just laugh constantly.”

David W. Mitchell All An Act, Erie, PA

CAST CHARACTERS:

BUD DAVIS – age 70 +; the next-door neighbor to Mrs. Stancliffes’ Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast; weak, frail looking (the frailer the better), however, over the years, he has become renowned among the female guests as “Bud the Stud;” very elderly, somewhat infirm, chauvinistic, brazen, but likeable.
MRS. STANCLIFFE – age 60 +; the owner of Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast; a severe woman both in dress and manner; pursued by her next door neighbor, Henry; sensible, practical, punctual, business like, menopausal, but finally radiant and sensuous
HENRY MITCHELL – age 60+; a retired chemist and Mrs. Stancliffe’s “Gentleman Caller;” a mild mannered man who has proposed to Mrs. Stancliffe every afternoon for twenty years; has developed Venusia; eventually comes out of his shell
VICTORIA AMBROSE – age 50+; a renowned author who writes steamy romantic novels; pines for romance in her personal life, but finds none; readily joins the plot to turn “Bud the Stud” into “Bud the Dud;” pretty, serious, intelligent, menopausal
HILLARY HUDSON – age 50+; beautiful, well educated, articulate, and sophisticated in both manner and dress; old friend and co-worker of Henry’s, who agrees to test the Venusia pills; elegant, charming, and menopausal
CHARMAINE BEAUREGARD – age 50+; the quintessential southern belle; definitely here at Rose Cottage for Bud and becomes the leading light in the plot to tame him; voluptuous, out-going, gushing, demonstrative, menopausal

MEET THE AUTHOR:

Author and Playwright Michael ParkerMichael Parker has been active in the theatre almost all his life. At age fourteen, in England where he was born and raised, he won the title role in a regional production of Terence Rattigan’s play, The Winslow Boy, for which he received a “Best Actor of the Year” award. By age seventeen he was touring with The National Shakespearean Youth Company. He graduated in the top 3% of his class from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, but describes his five years of miitary service as “uneventful”. There being few employment opportuities in civilian life for infantry anti-tank specialists, at age twenty-three he emigrated to Canada where he began a Temporary Office Help business, which proved so successful that he was able to retire ten years later and move to the Caribbean. Over the succeeding years, while living in Bermuda, Grand Cayman, and The Turks and Caicos Islands, he was free again to indulge his passion for the theatre. Never far from The United States, he was able to audition for roles in many Florida Theatres. As an English actor, working in America, Mr. Parker became acutely aware of the difficulties experienced by American theatre companies, in producing English works, in particular modern farces. Re-creating the wide range of English dialects is almost impossbile, and many of the best farces simply do not “translate” well into “American”. So he challenged himself to write a play which would integrate all the best loved and most familiar devices of the traditional British farce into a distinctly American setting. This had to be a play in which the verbal, visual, and above all, the circumstantial humor would be immediately available to American audiences. The result was an “American Farce”, The Sensuous Senator, which was inspired by the then current sex scandal involving Senator Gary Hart. Encouraged by the success of his first play, and the popularity of the British “naughty but nice” concept, he went on to write a sequel called, The Amorous Ambassador. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1999, he wrote The Lone Star Love Potion, Hotbed Hotel in 2000,  There’s a Burglar in My Bed and Whose Wives Are They Anyway? in 2002, Who’s In Bed with the Butler? in 2003, and Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny in 2006. He co-authored a play with his wife Susan, Sin, Sex & the CIA, in 2006, Sex Please We’re Sixty! in 2008, and What is Susan’s Secret? in 2010. His plays are published by Samuel French.

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