Robinson Players to stage Neil Simon's "Chapter Two"

The Robinson Players, a Bates College theater group, will stage four performances of Pulitzer Prize-winner Neil Simon’s comic drama Chapter Two Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. Directed by Jonathan Adler, a Bates junior from Newton, Mass., all performances of Chapter Two will be in Gannett Theater. The public is invited to attend, and general admission is $5.

Chapter Two, one of Simon’s more autobiographical plays, traces the limbo period in George Schneider’s life, between bereavement for lost love and the excitement of new romance. George is devastated when his wife of 12 years dies, and it isn’t until he meets the spunky, dynamic actress Jennie Malone that he faces the prospect of enjoying life again. Encouraged by their love-starved, dysfunctional confidantes, the story of George and Jennie ranges from high-spirited hilarity to painful sentimentality.

Next in the Theater at Bates series will be Constance Condon’s comedy Tales of the Lost Formicans, Nov. 6-8 and 12-15 in Shaeffer Theatre.

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