Neil Simon’s “Proposals”
May 17 - June 1$17 – $54
“Proposals” is a nostalgic memory play, that recalls one idyllic afternoon in the summer of 1953, the last time the Hines family gathered at its retreat in the Poconos. Clemma, the family’s African-American housekeeper (and the story’s narrator), dreads a visit from the husband who deserted her years before. Burt Hines, a recovering workaholic convalescing from a second heart attack, looks forward to the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Burt’s daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to Ken, an intense Harvard law student, and she yearns for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she had a brief affair. Ray shows up with a striking but dim-witted model on his arm, and a young Miami gangster with a gift for malapropisms adds a note of hilarity to the gathering.
Productions Thursday through Sunday. Times vary by day, check the Flat Rock Playhouse website!