by Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Schuler
Based on part of Neil Simon's own life Chapter Two mixes laughter with
heartache. George Schneider, a writer whose wife has recently died,
returns to a lonely apartment. His younger brother Leo, a theatrical
press agent and born matchmaker, tries to snap George out of his emotional
tailspin by supplying him with unwanted and unsuccessful dates. Then Leo
comes up with Jennie Malone and she's a winner. Still it's a rocky road
ahead for the not so young lovers. George struggles with contradictory
impulses to embrace a new life but remain faithful to the old. George and
Jennie stumble on, tripping over George's pent up emotions and Jennie's
wariness born of her recent marital fiasco. In a hilarious, farcical
subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie's dizzy and neurotic married
friend. The author has up dated numerous references in the script to
enhance current productions of this timeless comedy.
"Sure smash for Broadway."
"Lovely whimsical and touching and . . . always funny. . . . Most of
the time downright hilarious."
-- N.Y. Post .
Published by Samuel French, Inc.
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