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Sun Lakes theater group slates hilarious farce

October 28th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Sun Lakes theater group slates hilarious farce

GetOut Staff 

Most women may not see much humor in menopausal episodes, but authors Michael and Susan Parker managed to put a twist on them that the Sun Lakes Community Theatre promises in its production of “Sex Please We’re Sixty.”

Opening Nov. 8 in Cottonwood’s San Tan Ballroom and playing through Nov. 12, this farce centers on the wacky escapades of Bud “The Stud” Davis, an ailing but boisterous pleasure seeker who is convinced that the entire success of his neighbor’s bed and breakfast is strictly due to his Casanova type charm.

Based on the return rate of some of her clients, Mrs. Stancliff begrudgingly thinks he might just be right. But when Bud shows his philandering side, guests Charmaine, Hillary, Victoria and even hostess Mrs. Stancliff decide revenge is in order and Bud has got to be taught a lesson.

“The results are uproarious and accidentally catch poor Henry Mitchell, Mrs. Stancliffs’ wistful suitor in the cross-fire,” a spokeswoman for the theater company said. “Laughs abound in this fast-paced two-act show and tickets will be going fast so don’t delay if you haven’t bought yours yet.”

For tickets, go to or call 480-382-6290 for more information. The production contains adult themes and may not be appropriate for all ages.

Meanwhile, the theater company reports that during recent shows at both Sun Lakes Country Club and Cottonwood’s Saguaro Room, sold out crowds loved its improv group, The ImproVables.

“Audience participation was tremendous with lots of suggestions for scene settings, relationships and wacky set-ups,” a spokeswoman said.

“From World’s Worst biker gang members to hilarious hitch-hikers with weird quirks, the crowd was entertained by the antics of the comedic troupe as they ad libbed and improvised every scenario they were given.”

The ImproVables leader, Phyllis Novy warmed the crowds up with light-hearted banter and witty comebacks.

Novy has been with The ImproVables since its inception and continues to draw new talent into the group by holding workshops to seek out people interested in this entertaining form of theatre.

Currently, The ImproVables boasts 20 members, although not all participate in every show. The troupe is available for hire for private functions, social get-togethers, service clubs, and any planned function that desires unique and funny entertainment. Every show is different and each one is original.

Information: 602-481-6564.