Miami Acting Company kicks off its 2012-13 season with Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. This hilarious comedy classic tells the story of Al Lewis and Willie Clark and their once famous vaudeville act, Lewis & Clark. The boys have seen better days in the 11 years since Al abruptly retired from the act, leaving Willie bitter and angry. Al lives a boring, retired life in the country with his daughter and her family, while Willie toils away in Manhattan still trying to stay in “the business” though age, poor health and a weak memory work against him.
When it seems like Willie will never work again, his nephew, Ben Silverman, a talent agent, arrives with an incredible offer from CBS: a featured spot on a National TV Special, with a huge payday for a few days’ work. The only catch is that he must appear with his old partner and nemesis, Al. Even though the two vowed never to work or even speak with each other again, they each desperately want to feel like they are on top one more time. Will the two come together or will their differences get the better of them? Hilarity ensues as they try for one last shot at glory. Joel Kolker plays Willie Clark and Steve Goldstein plays Al Lewis. Bill Altfield is Willie's nephew, Ben Silverman; also starring Lucy Nunez, Annie Jones, Renier Murillo, Stan Mandel and Craig Dearr. The production is directed by Richard Cifuentes. It opens on Thursday, October 11, 2012 and runs October 12, 13, 14th. The fun continues the following weekend October 18, 19, 20 and 21st. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is located at 10950 SW 211th Street, Miami, Florida. For tickets please visit miamiactingco.org or smdcac.org or call (786) 573-5300.