Archive: Last of the Red Hot Lovers

July 17 – August 30, 2015

Hanover Tavern

Neil Simon
Directed by Steve Perigard


"Last of the Red Hot Lovers will keep you laughing.
[Wichmann] is a delight to watch."

Richmond Family Magazine

"From Scott Wichmann’s first furtive entrance to his final phone call... Last of the Red Hot Lovers flies by in a blur of laughter"

Richmond Times-Dispatch

"You’ll Love Last of the Red Hot Lovers"


"The considerable comic talents of this talented quartet create a mirthful and entertaining evening."


"Red Hot Lovers seduces audience with hilarity"

Herald Progress

Wichmann "should teach a master class in playing this kind of role...
knocking Simon's one-liners over the fence with incredible speed."

STYLE Weekly

Starring Scott Wichmann with Debra Wagoner, Maggie Roop, and Eva DeVirgilis.

Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Press Release (pdf)

In the Press

Scott Wichmann to Star

Broadway World

From stage to service and back again, local actor returns to Hanover Tavern

Herald Progress

Q&A: Scott Wichmann

Richmond Magazine


With unending affection and respect, we dedicate this production to the memories of two outstanding women who made irreplaceable contributions to our theatre:

Ales Rowe - From her first role with us as the French maid in our 1966 production of Boeing Boeing here at Hanover Tavern, to her last role in our 2001 showing of The Exact Center of the Universe at Willow Lawn, Ales lent her overflowing heart, joie de vivre, and comic eccentricity to show after show.

Joan Rossi - As practical and maternal as Ales was ebullient and daring, Joan ran our offices downtown throughout the 1990s.

With their professionalism, intelligence, and hard work, both women were instrumental in making Virginia Rep the company it is today. They are greatly missed.