The Last Romance: Bittersweet Comedy About Late-in-Life Love
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A runaway hit at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival, The Great Pretender now receives a fully staged world premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre. In this comic tale of friendship, love and letting go, a children's TV host is consumed with the passing of a cherished puppeteer. Evoking the small-screen shows that shaped the childhoods of so many, The Great Pretender moves beyond the painted sets and colored lights to discover that people (as well as puppets) need a helping hand. TheatreWorks kick-starts its new season with this bittersweet comedy from David West Read (The Performers). Learn More
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“… the golden-years love story casts a bewitching spell …” —Variety
by Joe DiPietro
directed by Laird Williamson
Are you ever too old to find love? Life is suddenly a thrill again after 83-year-old Ralph takes a detour from his everyday routine and stumbles headlong into romance. As he attempts to woo the attractive and reluctant Carol with the persistence of a smitten teenager, he finds that love’s last round comes with its own set of obstacles. The hesitant couple must negotiate a jealous sibling, secrets from their past and their own fear of taking the plunge, yet again, as they embark on one more chance at love.
Joshua Jeremiah – The Young Man
Sharon Lockwood – Rose
Will Marchetti – Ralph
Kitty Winn – Carol
Joe DiPietro (Playwright) recently won two Tony Awards for co-writing Memphis, which also received the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. His other plays and musicals include, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (the longest-running musical revue in off-Broadway history); The Toxic Avenger, and The Thing About Men (both winners of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best off-Broadway musical); the much-produced comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods; The Art of Murder (Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play); and the Broadway musical, All Shook Up. His drama, Creating Claire, debuted this past spring at George Street Playhouse, and his newest musical, Falling for Eve, opened this summer at The York Theatre Company in New York. His work has received thousands of productions across the country and around the world.