Time: August 7, 2015 at 8pm to August 29, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Stageloft Repertory Theater
Street: 450A Main Street
Website or Map: http://www.stageloft.com
Event Type: theater, play, stageloft
Organized By: Stageloft Repertory Theater
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2015
This fast-moving farce is set in Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast, where her guests — nearly all of whom are women — return year after year.
Her next-door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued Bud “The Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him for “romantic liaisons.” The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but doesn’t do anything to prevent it, reluctantly accepting the fact that “Bud the Stud” is good for business.
Her other neighbor and would-be suitor, Henry Mitchell, is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called “Venusia,” after Venus, the goddess of love.
The concoction is intended to increase the libido of menopausal women.
But the pill hasn’t been tested.
The guest list then adds three older women: Victoria Ambrose, a romance novelist whose personal life seems to be lacking in romance; Hillary Hudson, a friend of Henry who has agreed to test the Venusia; and Charmaine Beauregard, a Southern belle whose libido doesn’t need to be increased!
Bud gets his hands on some of the Venusia pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain all three women. The women mix up Bud’s Viagra pills with the Venusia, and we soon discover that it has a strange effect on men — giving them all the symptoms of menopausal women, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, weeping and irritability!
As the mayhem settles down, each woman finds her life moving in new and surprising directions.
Show Run: Aug. 7 to Aug. 29
(Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m., with special 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on Aug. 29)
To reserve tickets by phone, call (508) 347-9005.