Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. PEG, a 70-something, Irish Catholic bird lover meets IRVING, a 70-something Jewish, metal detector-toting East Coaster on an online dating site, it feels like love at first click. But after their, crazy margarita-filled first date, complete with body shots and morning-after tattoos, PEG and IRVING find that they still have a little aging to do if they want to forget their past and move forward into a future together. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, KALAMAZOO is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young. This delightful cross between The Golden Girls and The Odd Couple has made its way around the world, but its original premiere was at the Bloomington Playwrights Project here in Indiana!
Interludes of lively dance music will be performed by the Bloomington-based “Romantic Interlude Trio” made up of Carolyn Dutton on violin, Monika Herzig on piano, and Peter Kienle on Bass.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say about it:
“A disarming comedy that lets us laugh about growing older while addressing the very real hardships and heartaches that come when one spouse from a life-long marriage is suddenly left alone…the banter in this play is both hilarious and startlingly honest. It just rings true in ways that can be surprising and shocking, but always satisfying.” —Examiner.com.
“…a rich story about love at any age.” —EncoreMichigan.com.
“…an involved and skillful piece of writing.” —Indiana Public Media.
“Bouts of riotous laughter…it’s hard to imagine a better show.” —Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana)