Full Length Play
Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Romantic Comedy
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play - Jennifer Malone's Upper East Side apartment and George Schneider's lower Central Park West apartment. The play begins on a late February afternoon and continues through to mid-spring.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Monologues, Scene work
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
NOMINEE - 1978 Tony Award, Best Play
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie's neurotic married friend.
"A SURE SMASH!" - Variety
"Lovely whimsical and touching and always funny [...] most of the time downright hilarious." - New York Post
Chapter Two was first presented on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on December 4, 1977. It was directed by Herbert Ross.