When the rabbi/activities director Tony Annicone appeared to welcome the new tenants the audience exploded with laughter. He invites the two ladies to sign up for a group trip. After some misgivings the pair decide to give it a try and go along.
When the ladies lag behind the group they are accosted by a mugger and a handsome, though inebriated stranger played by Rick Bagley saves them. They show their gratitude by bringing him home with them. That act of charity has a life changing effect on all of them.
Sandy Nicastro is perfect as the Italian mama who uses her religious statues to ward off danger. Molly Marks is spot on as the Jewish mother, never overplaying the role. Daughters Jessica Grossman and Cathy Andreozzi are suitably frustrated, angry and loving in turn. Toni is delightful as the rabbi/activities director and Rick Bagley turns in a wonderful performance as the down on his luck gambler and gigolo. The scenes between the "changed" seniors and Rick are hysterical.
The show only runs through May 15th so get your tickets now. The food is plentiful, the staff terrific, the play not to be missed and the cabaret is the sweet ending to a wonderful evening.