Bruce Dern did a film about it ("Middle Age Crazy") and the U.S. President seems to be experiencing it. It's that mid-life crisis which drives all-too normal men to change their lifestyles, wardrobes -- and bed partners. Neil Simon got there first, though, with 1969's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
Last Chance to catch a revival of that hit comedy at Long Island's Broadhollow Theatre, directed by executive artistic director Patricia Zaback.
Red Hot Lovers tells of Barney who, worried that life is passing him by, sets up a series of seductions. Alas, they invariably go awry. Simon's 1969 comedy was penned just at the time the sexual revolution was moving from college campuses into middle-class living rooms.
Other Simon plays include Rumors, Biloxi Blues, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Lost In Yonkers and Come Blow Your Horn.
After Red Hot Lovers, Broadhollow will offer the musical 1776 on its Bayway Arts Center Stage, beginning Feb. 6, 1999. For tickets or more information on Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers, running at the Broadhollow Theatre at the Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, call (516) 581-2700.
-- By David Lefkowitz and Sean McGrath