She's 61. He's 65. They are widowed and old friends. They've got their health and independent means. He wants to tie the knot. She doesn't.
She's got a one-way ticket to Florida, and moving men clearing out her Manhattan apartment. But he's got determination. And he's a great dancer. As the books and furniture go out the door, romance rears its embattled head. Is it possible? Will she relent?
Now this isn't the stuff of spellbinding drama, but Tom Troupe, who both directs and co-stars in "Embraceable You," has fashioned a crisp production from playwright Richard Baer's slick four-character play at the Melrose Theater. (Throw out the moving men and it's really a two-character work.)
It's nice to observe senior citizens who aren't maimed, addled, or dying. This pair is just fighting off loneliness, albeit with more snappy one-liners than most mortals would muster.