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"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" is a kind of middle-aged coming of age story, complete with attempted adultery, humor and a fair amount of existential questioning, director Beau Bowden said of Hanover Little Theatre's season-opening play.

The comedy, written by American playwright Neil Simon, opens Friday at the Penn Township theater.

The story follows husband and father Barney Cashman, played by seasoned stage and screen actor James Robert Clark, as he tries to catch the tail end of the sexual revolution in 1969.

Audience members can laugh at 47-year-old Cashman's failed attempts to seduce three women into having an affair, Bowden said, even as they relate to Cashman's yearning to get the most out of life before he dies.

"It's more than adultery," Bowden explained. "It's really about hoping to find happiness in the long run."

If you go

What: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 12, 17-19; 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and 20

Where: Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Penn Township

Cost: $12 general admission; $11 for seniors over age 65 and students 21 and under with valid ID

Using a mobile device? Click here to view a video from the play.

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