Bucks County Playhouse has announced that Joey Slotnick (Nip/Tuck, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Anastasia Griffith (Damages, Once Upon a Time), Michael Nathanson (Side Efftects, HBO’Ss upcoming The Knick) and Nadia Bowers (The Farnsworth Invention, Metamorphoses) will star in its season opener, Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, directed by Marsha Mason. Performances begin Thursday, May 22 for this comedy about love the second time around.
This summer’s season, the Playhouse’s 75th, is produced by Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler, in association with Sharon Carr. The creative team also includes Lauren Halpern, scenic design; Bobby Frederick Tilley, costume design; Zach Blane, lighting design; and David A. Thomas, sound design.
“We are thrilled to welcome this stellar cast, each making their New Hope debut, to the first show under our banner at the Playhouse. They hit the ball out of the park at our first read-through, and we can’t wait to see them deliver this gem of a play by the great Neil Simon,” said Producing Director Alexander Fraser.
Executive Producer Robyn Goodman commented, “Having given Marsha her first directing job in 1985 in New York, I am so proud to welcome her back to the Playhouse to direct a show she so knows well, especially since she received an Academy Award nomination for starring in the film.”
Chapter Two, a comedy about love the second time around, features the character George Schneider as the protagonist, a successful writer mourning the recent loss of his beloved wife. When George meets a vibrant, recently divorced actress, Jennie, they begin a whirlwind courtship that leads to marriage. But can George put his memories aside? Four-time Academy Award® nominee Marsha Mason, who starred as Jennie in the film version of Chapter Two, directs this humorous and touching story.
Performances begin May 22 and run through June 15 at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street in New Hope).
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