Neil Simon’s ‘Proposals’ opens at the Dayton Playhouse


Greene County News

DAYTON — The Dayton Playhouse will present Neil Simon’s “Proposals” directed by Jim Lockwood. Assistant director is Terry Larson and the set is being designed by Chris Newman.

Performances will run 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4-13.

“Proposals” is Neil Simon’s 30th play. This memory play delightfully recalls the final time the Hines family gathered at their retreat in the Poconos. The summer of 1953 brings romantic entanglements that coalesce one idyllic afternoon. Burt Hines, mid-50’s and convalescing from a second heart attack, eagerly anticipates the arrival of the ex-wife he still loves. Daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to a Harvard law student and pines for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she once had a brief fling. Clemma, the African-American housekeeper at the center of the action, casts an astute eye on the complications while facing her own unresolved past.

Lockwood has assembled a talented cast of actors including: Catherine A Collins, Dave Nickel, Alicia Walton, Casey Dillon, Jeremy Robbins, Debra Strauss, Ian Manuel, Christina Monroe, and Franklin Johnson.

The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave. The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual festival of new plays.

For additional information regarding the Dayton Playhouse or to purchase tickets for the production visit the Playhouse website at The cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Tickets may also be purchased through the box office at 937-424-8477.

Story courtesy of Dayton Playhouse.

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