‘Chapter Two’ lights up stage at North Coast Repertory

David Ellenstein and Jacquelyn Ritz star in ‘Chapter Two’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre.
David Ellenstein and Jacquelyn Ritz star in ‘Chapter Two’ at North Coast Repertory Theatre.
( / Photo by Aaron Rumley)

North Coast Rep promises audiences plenty of laughs and a few knowing sighs when the lights come up on “Chapter Two,” written by America’s favorite playwright, Neil Simon.

Based on events in Simon’s life, this charming comedy revolves around the recently widowed George and his neighbor, the recently divorced Jennie. Neither of these bruised souls is eager to reconnect with the opposite sex. Their journey of meeting, dating and forming a relationship is laced with Neil Simon’s golden touch. Romantic, rueful, touching and funny, this play is certain to delight and entertain. Reserve your seats now for the play The New York Times called “snappy, funny and movingly honest.”

Artistic Director David Ellenstein is wearing two hats for this production — as co-director with Christopher Williams and as the bewildered George. The stellar cast includes Jacqueline Ritz, Louis Lotorto, and Mhari Sandoval.

“Chapter Two” previews begin Feb. 25. Opening night at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 includes a post-show reception. The show will play at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays, and at 7 p.m. Sundays, through March 22.There will be a special talk-back on March 6, with the cast and artistic director.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.


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