Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - The nicely furnished living room of Rita's home, a small apartment in New York City.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
Originally published in the esteemed Chilton Publishing's Best Short Plays series, this superb one act - with excellent roles for elderly performers - has had many productions in the United States and abroad. A widow has decided to begin a new life and her married neighbor tries to put a damper on her aspirations.
"Has marvelous themes: Life is short, make every minute count, one is never too old to learn and grow, and don't feel guilty for enjoying what you are doing even if others disapprove...Powerful and meaningful." - Queens Chronicle
"A delightful comedy with wisdom and insight." - San Diego Senior Life
"Witty, fluid and poignant, brimming with idealism." - Business Times
SECOND CHANCE was presented by the Quaigh Theatre in New York City.