As the opener to Casa Manana's summer season, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman will reprise their recent Broadway roles in Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys June 8-20 at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
Simon's 1972 play tells of two old-time vaudeville comedians who worked together as a team but then split up due to personality clashes. Now elderly, they're asked to reunite and perform their act for a TV special. Though they haven't seen each other or spoken in years, things pick up right where they left off.
Randall and Klugman performed Sunshine at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in the National Actors Theatre production last year. The play opened there Dec. 8, 1997 and ran through June 28, 1998.
Other plays by "Doc" Simon include Lost in Yonkers, Hotel Suite, California Suite, Plaza Suite and The Good Doctor.
The rest of the Casa Manana season will be musical, with the Ahrens-Flaherty Caribbean fairy tale, Once On This Island (June 15-27); a stop from the national touring company of Chicago (July 13-25); the Jones-Schmidt take on The Four Poster, I Do! I Do!; and the Strouse-Charnin classic, Annie. Venues vary for the productions. For a season subscription, call the Casa Manana ticket office at (817) 332-2272. Single tickets go on sale March 29, 1999.