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Posted on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 : 10:48 a.m.

PTD Productions presents 'The Sunshine Boys'

By Jenn McKee


Rick Katon and Dennis Platte in PTD Productions' "The Sunshine Boys"

Photo provided by PTD Productions

Given the season, you can usually find sunshine outdoors these days; but if you're looking for the Neil Simon variety, PTD Productions presents the comedy, "The Sunshine Boys."

The show runs June 13-16 and 20-22.

Lewis & Clark were one of the great Vaudeville comedy teams. On-stage, they went together like peanut butter and jelly. Off-stage, they were like oil and water. They kept it together for forty-three years until Al Lewis suddenly split up the act and retired. Now, eleven years later, CBS has made them an offer to reunite and be a part of their History of Comedy TV special. Convinced by Willie’s long-suffering agent/nephew, Ben, they agree to give it a try. What will happen when these two stubborn, aging comics get together again? Neil Simon’s hilarious and poignant script provides these answers and much more.

Directed by Carl Ellison, with: Dennis Platte as Willie Clark, Rick Katon as Al Lewis, and Brad Peters as Ben Silverman. Also starring Wendy Ascione-Juska, Chris Grimm, Janet Rich and Brian Evely.

Ticket prices are $18 general, $12 for students and seniors. Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can. Visit for more information, and to learn about our Stimulus Program with the Four-Show Pass and our Family Discount tickets! Call (734) 483-7345 to reserve tickets, or purchase online through The Riverside Arts Center is located at 76 N. Huron Street, in downtown Ypsilanti, MI, about one mile north of the I-94/Huron Street exit.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Thu, Jun 13, 2013 : 11:21 a.m.

Yay, Chris Grimm!