2016-17 Season
December 1–18, 2016

Chapter Two

By Neil Simon

Directed by Andrew Barnicle

A good-natured, lively comedy peppered with… Neil Simon’s trademark wit. The play is a surefire hit!

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“Tender and funny… one of Simon’s best works.” Chicago Tribune

For the holiday season, ETC presents Neil Simon’s heartfelt comedy, Chapter Two. Set in 1970s Manhattan, this charming and poignant romantic comedy follows the coping and coupling of New York writer and recent widower George Schneider. At the advice of his brother, George begins a relationship with actress Jennie Malone, whose six-year marriage to a professional football player has recently fallen apart. Despite the obvious chemistry, the road to “happily ever after” is a bumpy one for these seasoned lovers.

Chapter Two is a Heartfelt Romantic Comedy, Perfect for the Holiday Season! 

“This was in some ways the turning point for Simon, the moment when he started to use his own life as something more than an excuse for a gag-fest. It was written as a tribute to his second wife, and her tolerance with his long-lasting grief over the death of his first wife…There is something very painful here, in among the gags, about a man trying to come to terms with death rather than a new life.” The New York Times

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