A Comedy in Two Acts by Neil Simon
May 19-22 at 8 p.m.
May 26-29 at 8 p.m.
Director: Tom Carder
Producers: Carol Loysen and Jim Galvin
Set Design: Rick Loya
Stage Manager: Bob Lansing
Chapter Two is an autobiographical play. It focuses on how the author met his second wife and the emotional challenge he faced in trying to emerge from the grief he felt after the loss of his first wife.
Neil Simon's ability to paint vivid characters comically struggling with their angst riddled lives is perfectly showcased in Chapter Two.
It is a play about two men and two women who experience:
New love - Hopelessness - Irony - Lost love - Playfulness
Confusion - Stale love - Desperation - Discovery - Loneliness
Resentment - Silliness - Panic - Renewal
Tom Carder, director, performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional repertory, on television, and in night clubs until 1988, when he moved to Stowe. Particulary memorable were his Broadway roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharoh) and Evita (Che Guevarra).
Fay Medwick: Jennie's friend, a little older, a chic suburbanite
- Megan Carder as Fay
Mindy Hinsdale as Jenny
Roger Hamel as George
Peter Lind as Leo