(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- Center Players explores love, marriage and infidelity with a production of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers weekends through October 30. The play launches their 2022-23 season at Center Playhouse, 35 South St, in downtown Freehold. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
First produced on Broadway in 1969, the play centers around Barney Cashman, a married, middle-aged restaurant owner who wants to be part of the sexual revolution before it passes him by. Taking advantage of his mother's empty New York City apartment, he invites various women over for romantic trysts over the course of three afternoons, but his bumbling efforts result in uproarious situations.
The comedy is be directed by Michael Tota (Wall, NJ), who most recently helmed California Suite and Lend Me a Tenor at Center Playhouse. Mafalda Cavanaugh (Manalapan), who co-directed A Year With Frog and Toad there, serves as assistant director.
The cast includes: Michael Gonzalez (Manasquan), Precious Pia (Staten Island), Eileen Anglin (Barneget) and Lisa Vasfailo (Old Bridge). Roberta Fallon (Freehold) is Producer and Denise Warren (Freehold) is Stage Manager.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are priced at $26-28 and are available online at www.centerplayers.org or by calling 732-462-9093.
Celebrating its 21st season at Center Playhouse, Center Players is a respected, award-winning organization, presenting high quality, engaging productions featuring local talent in downtown Freehold. In addition to their signature plays, the group also sponsors free play reading events and offers dinner and theater packages with several local restaurants.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.