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Chapter Two Last Modified: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Chapter Two
by Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Schuler
May, 2006
Synopsis
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."
      -- Variety.

"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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Cast
George Schneider: Christopher Powers
Leo Schneider: Joshua Williams
Jennie Malone: Barbara Morgan
Faye Medwick: Marti McWilliams
Our Crew
Director: Bill Schuler
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Chris Biagini
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Set Design: Suzi Dennis
Set Construction: Mark Britton, Walter Dodson, Bob Stout, Bill Schuler, Libby & Dave Jacques
Lights/Sound: Mary Hill
Wardrobe: Linda Rickel
Publicity: Gene Forsyth & Jackie Stuelke
Box Office: Peggy Socias
Digital Photography: Tom & Kristi Clark
Program Design: Suzi Dennis, Barbara & Bill White
Program Printing: Wheeler Printing
Concessions: Tom & Kristi Clark
Webmaster: Tom Clark, John Lukas
Artwork: Tom Clark
Our Thanks
Ray Johnson
Dylan Ashcroft for pre-show music
Allen Stone
Bob Copping
The Barking Frog
Arts Central
The Sentinel-Record
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Hot Springs Village Voice
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
KQUS 97.5 FM Hot Springs Country Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
KALR 91.5 FM Hot Springs Religious Radio
KUAR 89.1 FM Little Rock Public Radio