The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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Reviews: 4

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THE SUNSHINE BOYS deftly showcases the late Neil Simon’s brilliant ear for sidesplitting dialogue and his sharp eye for physical comedy. Yet beneath the raucous laughter are two vulnerable people struggling to make sense of their lives. North Coast Repertory Theatre has earned numerous accolades by critics and audiences alike for capturing the nuances of Simon’s memorable characters who wrestle with love, loss, work, family and aging. Simon’s plays historically sell out rapidly, so early ticket buying is highly recommended.

Jeffrey B. Moss directs Bryan Banville*, Portia Gregory, Phillip Korth, Samantha Roper, James Sutorius*, John Tessmer, and Lenny Wolpe*, in THE SUNSHINE BOYS. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Resident Scenic Designer), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Aaron Rumley (Sound), Philip Korth (Props) and Peter Herman (Wigs). Danielle Stephens* is the Stage Manager.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. For photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.

THE SUNSHINE BOYS previews begin Wednesday, October 23. Opening Night on Saturday, October 26, at 8pm. A new Preview Matinee has been added on Friday, October 25, at 2pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, November 1, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm through November 17, 2019 (See Schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews - $46, Week Nights/Wed. & Sat. Matinees - $52; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $57; Sun Night - $49 . By popular demand, a Wednesday Matinee has been added on November 13, at 2pm - $52. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators - $3 off admission.Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

Reviews

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The beauty of this comedy gem for actors of a certain age lies not only the experience and talent they bring, but also in the vision of director Moss who seamlessly and intelligently stages Simon’s play, orchestrating the “master class” performances of Wolpe and Sutorius, two pros whose exquisite comedy timing is flat-out mesmerizing to watch.

sweet - Lisa Lyons - Lyons' Views, News and Reviews - ...read full review


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This talented cast works hard but never really rises above the material. Neil Simon may be the king of punchlines and some really touching dramatic comedies, unfortunately THE SUNSHINE BOYS proves that sometimes you need more character development and less punchline to make a comedy work.

sweet-sour - Erin - Talk Theatre to Me - ...read full review


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Director Jeffrey B. Moss had the good sense to bring two absolutely solid actors to portray the Lewis and Clark of Simon’s oldie. The comedy team of Wolpe and Sutorius are still able to pull off his thinly veiled plot...

If you are looking to put a little laughter in your lives, try The Sunshine Boys”.

sweet - Carol Davis - Carol's Theatre Reviews - ...read full review


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North Coast Rep continues a tradition of producing popular Simon plays with a satisfying staging of The Sunshine Boys. The wonderful leads provide plenty of entertainment.

sweet - David Dixon - San Diego Story - ...read full review


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The beauty of this comedy gem for actors of a certain age lies not only the experience and talent they bring, but also in the vision of director Moss who seamlessly and intelligently stages Simon’s play, orchestrating the “master class” performances of Wolpe and Sutorius, two pros whose exquisite comedy timing is flat-out mesmerizing to watch.

sweet - Lisa Lyons - Lyons' Views, News and Reviews - ...read full review


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This talented cast works hard but never really rises above the material. Neil Simon may be the king of punchlines and some really touching dramatic comedies, unfortunately THE SUNSHINE BOYS proves that sometimes you need more character development and less punchline to make a comedy work.

sweet-sour - Erin - Talk Theatre to Me - ...read full review


Avatar

Director Jeffrey B. Moss had the good sense to bring two absolutely solid actors to portray the Lewis and Clark of Simon’s oldie. The comedy team of Wolpe and Sutorius are still able to pull off his thinly veiled plot...

If you are looking to put a little laughter in your lives, try The Sunshine Boys”.

sweet - Carol Davis - Carol's Theatre Reviews - ...read full review


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North Coast Rep continues a tradition of producing popular Simon plays with a satisfying staging of The Sunshine Boys. The wonderful leads provide plenty of entertainment.

sweet - David Dixon - San Diego Story - ...read full review