When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1 2015
Neil Simon's 1972 play The Sunshine Boys brilliantly dissected, with precision and an unfailing ear for human foibles, the state of unease that defines the classic frenemy relationship — years before the term had even been coined. Al Lewis and Willie Clark were Lewis and Clark on Vaudeville stages for decades, but the two comedians haven't spoken to one another in over ten years. They were dependably funny onstage, just as dependably rancorous with each other offstage. Then an offer comes in from CBS that's too good to refuse and the fire is lit under these two warring partners again. New Jewish Theatre presents The Sunshine Boys at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday (October 8 through November 1) at the Wool Studio Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 314-442-3283 or www.newjewishtheatre.org). There is an additional 7:30 p.m. show on Sunday, October 11. Tickets are $39.50 to $43.50.