The semi-autobiographical comedy-drama Chapter Two is the story of two people, George and Jenni, who discover each other at the threshold of a new chapter in their respective lives.
A case of mistaken identities brings the recently-widowed George and the recently-divorced Jennie together in a whirlwind romance. A hasty wedding and disastrous honeymoon open up several doors to the past, which both of them are too scared to enter.
The play is directed by Zane Lucas, whose last production, Boeing Boeing, was a major hit, while the production stars Erin Cooper, Chloe Cattin, Shane Stockil and Joakim Daun.
Said Lucas: “The success of the play lies in its ability to breathe in the same air we all do, and it’s one of those rare plays in which one cannot help but smile and say: ‘yes, it’s happened to me.”
Chapter Two has a preview night on Wednesday, when pensioners will enter for free and all other patrons will pay half price.
It opens its run on Thursday and closes April 7, with performances mostly during evenings at 7pm and a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday.
About Neil Simon
Neil Simon has written many broadway plays, including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and The Odd Couple. He won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Lost In Yonkers.
He has written the screenplays for several of his plays that were made into movies and has written the books for several musicals, including Sweet Charity.