The amorous activities of senior citizens take center stage in Elgin Theatre Company's new production, "Sex Please, We're Sixty," which opens Friday, Jan. 11, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin.
"Sex Please" focuses on what takes place at a respectable bed and breakfast inn where a southern belle, romance novelist and researcher come to stay for a couple of summer days.
The inn is run by a prim and proper woman given to an obsession with time. She, in turn, has been courted for 20 years by a man who proposes to her every single day. Wandering in and out of the inn every few minutes is a "dirty old man" neighbor checking the registry for single women. Add to the mix a little blue pill that is supposed to increase the libido of menopausal women -- but does it only work on women?
The play, described as a "hysterical comedy," furthers the theater company's goal of producing shows that have never been seen in the Elgin area before.
ETC's 62nd season started with "Social Security" and finishes up with Chicagoland premiere of "Princess Diana, the Musical."
The production contains some adult language and parental discretion is advised.
Cast members include Harry Davis of Aurora; Andrew Ross and Janette Spink of Elgin; Sharon Cuneo of North Aurora; and Nancy Braus and Nicolette Chelios of Schaumburg. It is directed by Linda Collins.
Shows are set for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 11-27, at the Kimball Street Theater of Elgin Academy, Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. For reservations, call the Elgin Theatre Company at (847) 741-0532, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit [URL]elgin-theatre.org;http://www.elgin-theatre.org[URL].