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Chapter Two - Full Length Play, Comedy

Chapter Two

Neil Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573607561

Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. Which 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.
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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

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

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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. Which 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.


REVIEWS

"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.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

GEORGE SCHNEIDER
LEO SCHNEIDER
JENNIE MALONE
FAYE MEDWICK
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Neil Simon

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition toLost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last ... view full profile

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Gaye Detzer 3/6/2015 10:09 AM
jane McNeil 12/18/2014 7:14 AM
Simon is the master of comedy. Not everyone can find humor in grief, divorce, and infidelity in two acts.
Mark Belnick 4/23/2014 6:58 AM
Few laughs. Too lengthy. A few laughs.

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