Ross Valley Players Opens 2013-14 Season with CHAPTER TWO, Now thru 10/13
ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS is proud to open their 2013 - 2014 season with the Tony Award nominated play, Chapter Two, a story about love and second chances by renowned playwright Neil Simon.
This semi-autobiographical play is seasoned with plenty of Neil Simon's wit and an honest understanding of human emotions. Chapter Two matches George, a widowed New York novelist, and Jennie, a recently divorced actress, who are pushed together by his brother Leo and her neurotic married friend Faye. What follows is a seesaw courtship that provides love and laughs in this very human and ultimately touching comedy.
Chapter Two begins with a preview tonight, September 12 and runs through Sunday, October 13. Opening Night is Friday, September 13 at 8PM. For more information, visit www.rossvalleyplayers.com.
Chapter Two tells the story of novelist George Schneider (David Shirk), a grieving widower who is struggling to recover from his wife's passing. At the same time, soap opera actress Jennie Malone (Kate Fox Marcom) is trying to move on after a painful divorce. Desperately wanting each to get on with their lives, George's brother Leo Schneider (Johnny DeBernard) and Jennie's best friend Faye Medwick (Jennifer Reimer), who used to date each other, send George and Jennie on a series of blind dates, which end up disastrously. So when Leo and Faye run into each other and suggest that George and Jennie go out on a date, both George and Jennie are reluctant, thinking this date will end up like the rest. However, both are pleasantly surprised with each other and the two have a whirlwind romance what gives them hope that love can be found the second time around. But will George be able to move on with the next chapter in his life? Or will he be forever stuck on Chapter One? Chapter Two is directed by James Nelson, and produced by Robert Wilson.
Performances are Thursday, September 12, 2013 (Preview Night) through Sunday, October 13, with Opening Night on Friday, September 13 at 8PM. Regular Thursday performances are at 7:30PM; Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM; Sunday matinees at 2PM. (Please note there is no matinee on Sunday, September 15.) All performances take place at the Barn Theatre, home of the Ross Valley Players - 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957. Ticket prices are $22 for seniors 62+; $13 for children (under 18) and student with valid ID; $26 general admission. Preview night ticket prices are $10 for children and students; $15 general admission. Thursdaynight tickets prices are $20 for all ages (does not include Thursday preview night.)
Audience members are invited to participate in "Talkback" with the director and actors after matinee performance on Sundays,September 22 and October 6. Buzz at the Barn, a pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine, will take place on Saturday, September 14 at 7PM.
To order tickets, call 415-456-9555, ext. 1 or visit www.rossvalleyplayers.com.
Now in its 84th year, Ross Valley Players, a non-profit arts organization, is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression, Ross Valley Players has introduced live theater to thousands of Marin residents over the years. Each year, RVP presents a regular season of six full productions, running a total of 30 weeks. RVP offers special events and short-term productions outside the regular season. Plays include recent Broadway material, popular plays, classic theater, and a selection of works by well-known playwrights from around the world. RVP features all genres: comedy, drama, mysteries, and musicals. Their Ross Alternative Works (RAW) program presents short run, minimal set productions of original scripts by Bay Area playwrights in two festivals each season.
Pictured: David Shirk as George Schneider and Kate Fox Marcom as Jennie Malone. Photo by Robin Jackson.