Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Now. There are many different playing areas accented by changing pools of light, different levels, props, etc. Included in the various locations: a Brooklyn apartment, a Florida condominium, a beach, a restaurant, etc.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre
A good-natured and affable man, widower Reginald Herring has now become quite bitter after the death of his beloved wife, Mabel. Herring reluctantly sells his business and home and moves to Florida, or, as he calls it, “God’s waiting room,” to live out his final years alone. What Herring finds instead is a world of new possibilities when many single women his age discover the new, available man. Second Summer is about the rebirth of an elderly man who finds that long dormant teenager in himself still exists. After all, “its not how old you are, it’s how you are old.”
"Gary Richards' 2002 comedy/drama gives us Reginald, a Brooklyn widower who tries to pull his life together by moving to a Florida condo complex for senior citizens. Smart move. It seems most of the residents there are widows eager for male companionship. The script is chock-full of interesting insights. This is a play about learning to reshape dreams, and it's difficult to not respond on some level." - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Colleagues Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Gary Richards’ Second Summer at the Neighborhood Playhouse directed by Roy B. Steinberg. Set designer Drew Francis, lighting designer Jeff Fontaine and sound designer David A. Gilman.