“I was having a romantic comedy moment when I wrote this,” laughs Lennon, who is best known for far grittier work. “I love writing female characters. All of us possess masculine and feminine characteristics, and Eve is a manifestation of me.”
Published by Samuel French, Dates and Nuts premiered in New York City at Theatre Off Park, but Lennon has made changes for the Bootleg production.
“This play is very funny and sweet,” says director Wilson Milam. “Gary is a gorgeous storyteller, and he always comes at everything from a sharp and unexpected angle.”
Dates and Nuts runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.* (*please note early curtain time) and Sundays at 2 p.m. from May 31 through July 13 (dark Saturday, June 7; Sunday, June 22; and Saturday, July 12). There will be two preview performances, on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30, both at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance online and $25 day-of and at the door. Seniors and students with valid ID are $18. The Bootleg Theater is located at 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90057. For reservations and information, call (213) 389-3856 or visit www.bootlegtheater.org.