Come Blow Your Horn a comedy by Neil Simon
Neil Simon's hilarious romantic comedy "Come Blow Your Horn" will be the next offering at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater, opening June 26th and running through August 3rd. This is the first in a trilogy that the Theater is performing this year about family life in America. Beginning with family in the 1960's with Come Blow Your Horn; followed by Making God Laugh where we follow a family through the ensuing decades into the 21st century and culminating with Dinner with Friends later this fall.
Come Blow Your Horn tells the story of Alan (Chris Lysy), a young man who lives the plush life of a swinging bachelor in New York City in the early 1960's. He enjoys a merry-go-round of women and shows up only occasionally at work, where his father (Rob Weinstein) is the boss. But Alan's life changes when his inexperienced 21-year-old brother Buddy (Grant Terzakis) "runs away from home" to move in so he can get a taste of his brother's freewheeling lifestyle. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Alan's girlfriend, Connie (Amanda Meyer), who hopes to transform him from a playboy into a loving and responsible adult. But of course, there's Peggy (Marisa Lerman), the voluptuous upstairs neighbor to think about, too, so.
The boys' parents worry that their impressionable youngest son will become a hedonistic "bum" like his older brother who's in his 30s and still unmarried. After all, dad hopes that his sons will carry on the family's wax-fruit business! Their mother (Denise Smolarek) adds her own hysterical perspective to the mix, and soon a rapidly escalating series of mishaps, mistaken identities and romantic misadventures spirals into comedic chaos. The tender and heartwarming resolution of this family's story will remind you once again why Neil Simon is a legend of American comedy.
Come Blow Your Horn was Neil Simon's first Broadway show, a smash hit that ran for 641 performances an amazing accomplishment for the then-unknown playwright. This delightful comedy offers a warm and funny evening with real human insight -- and also celebrates the beginning of one of the most successful playwriting careers in history.
Performances of "Come Blow Your Horn" run from June 26th through August 3rd, Thursdays through Sundays. For evening performances, doors open at 7:30 and shows begin at 8:00. For Sunday matinees, doors open at 2:30 and the show begins at 3:00. Oil Lamp Theater is a BYOB establishment. Tickets are $30 and are available through brownpapertickets.com or at the Oil Lamp office Tuesdays through Fridays from Noon-5pm. Group rates area available.
The show runs approximately two hours and ten minutes with an intermission.
Oil Lamp Theater (View)
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
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