A Red Plaid Shirt

A Red Plaid Shirt
Stage Door Players
through October 14, 2018

Michael G. Wilmot loves to write comedy and this one is a hoot. I am not going to give away the entire plot as there are twists and turns aplenty, and I would not want to intrude on your laugh fest.

You meet up with a couple of middle age geezers who have retired and are trying to format their coming years. It isn’t always easy, for life is what happens as you wait for your plans to work out.

Marty (Michael Strauss) was a teacher and has taken his leave. He has thought deeply about buying a Harley and hitting the road some day. A lot of us may have done that in our 40’s, but he’s older; and his wife, Deb (Suzanne Jordan Roush), is pretty worried about his safety and wellbeing on a two wheeler.

They are friends with another couple. Fred (Steve Hudson) is a retired accountant and his wife, Gladys (Eileen Koteles). Gladys hangs out a lot with Deb, and they get involved with more activities than the guys. But, somehow the men get sucked into learning some new skills, and anything that might screw up does so with great aplomb.

This laugh-a-minute is directed by Robert Egizio and the set by Chuck Welcome works great to come off as Fred and Gladys’ home, a local coffee shop, and two activity rooms at the school.

Stage Door Players is in Dunwoody, easy to get to, plenty of free parking, and every seat has a good view of the stage. It’s a very pleasant local theatre starting off this 45th year with this one. More info at StageDoorPlayers.net