It’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and what better way than to spend a few hours with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in a romantic comedy that will certainly set you in the mood!
“Last Chance Harvey” (2009) plays Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. Free for Harbor Theater members, non-member tickets are $10. The show is 1 hour and 33 minutes. Refreshments: complimentary wine, cheese, Valentine’s Day cookies and chocolates, will be served starting at 3:30 p.m.
Harvey (Hoffman) and Kate (Thompson) find each other in a London airport bar, and their lives are suddenly transformed. Harvey has been in London for his daughter's wedding, but discovers that she wants her stepfather to walk her down the aisle, not him. He leaves the wedding abruptly, races to the airport, but misses the plane and knows that if he’s not home by the next day he will lose a job he hates anyway. Drowning his sorrows at the bar, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate, a slightly prickly, 40-something whose life is limited to work, and the occasional embarrassing blind date. Sparks fly and suddenly they are enjoying a romantic weekend in London ... and maybe more?
“’Last Chance Harvey’ offers a chance to watch a couple of old pros do what they do best - charm us and each other.”— Washington Times
The Harbor Theater is located at 185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.