For one weekend only, Sept. 4-7, the Dickens Parlour Theatre will host Neil Simon’s comedy “The Sunshine Boys,” which celebrates the best in classic sketch comedy, with beloved characters from the Vaudeville era.
An evening of conversation and performance will include a live reading featuring veteran performers Bob Fitch, Rich Bloch, David Kovac, Lisandra Tena and friends.
In “The Sunshine Boys,” Al and Willie, as “Lewis and Clark,” were top-billed stars for more than 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two famous performers back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.
Bob Fitch is an award-winning actor who has appeared in more than 25 original Broadway shows. Rich Bloch is an actor, magician, writer and the founder of Dickens Parlour Theatre. David Kovac is one of Chicago busiest entertainers, having “honed characterization and comic timing to perfection,” according to The Chicago Sun-Times. Lisandra Tena was named one of the “Top 5 emerging artists to watch” by the Chicago Tribune, and her recent appearances include a reoccurring role on the television show “Chicago PD.”
Tickets to the show, which will start at 7 p.m. each night, cost $25 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dptmagic.com
Kayak eco-tour offers inside look at marshes, history
Seashore State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park is offering kayak eco-tours through the salt marshes of Rehoboth Bay this summer. In addition to learning ecology of the Inland Bays, participants will get a taste of local history along the way.
Tours will be offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:30 a.m. until Aug. 15. Participants will meet at Savages Ditch Road, where they will launch their kayaks into a section of Rehoboth Bay known as “Station Cove.” Along the way, park interpreters will discuss the history behind the name, as well as identify the birds, plants and marine life that call the salt marsh home.
The fee for the program is $35 per person, and participants must be at least 13. Close-toe shoes, drinking water and sun protection are a must! Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. For more information or to pre-register, call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com.