ORONO — A freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s 1969 comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” will be staged at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Collins Center for the Arts.

During the decade of free love, Barney Cashman — middle-age, married, overweight and overworked — sets out to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late.

He arranges three trysts that fall flat. One dalliance is with Elaine Navazio, a bawdy bundle of fun who likes smooth whiskey and married men. Another is with Bobbi Michele, a kooky, young actress. And still another is with Jeanette Fisher, a neurotic housewife married to his best friend.

After various mishaps, Cashman rediscovers his humanity and finds love in the last place he thought to look.

“Last of the Red Hot Lovers” ran from 1969 to 1971 on Broadway and was made into a 1972 film of the same name with Alan Arkin and Sally Kellerman.

Tickets cost $25 for balcony seats, $30 for orchestra seats and $6 for high school students. For tickets, visit www.collinscenterforthearts.com, call 581-1755 or stop by the box office the night of the performance.

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