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Indian Summer

From 130 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic

About the show

Playwrights Horizons presents this new romantic comedy about two 16-year-olds who forge an unlikely friendship amidst the class warfare in a small Rhode Island town. More…

Abandoned by his wayward mom, 16-year-old Daniel is consigned to spend summer with his widower granddad in a Rhode Island beach town, where the locals don’t look kindly on city kids. But his hapless vacation turns around when he meets Izzy: tough-acting, back-sassing, beguiling, and taken. The impulsive Sicilian-American girl is determined to defend her territory from this prep school invader. Gregory S. Moss’s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime—as impossible and charmed as an Indian summer.

Member Reviews (130)


Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic

Ordinary, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Waste of a talented cast

See it if you like very ordinary theatre. Not worth going out of your way to see.

Don't see it if you want something special in your theatre-going experience.


See it if You must see a show based on the title

Don't see it if Restless

Clever, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy nicely paced rom-coms.

Don't see it if You're looking for a deeper examination of the bonds we build.

Confusing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Didn't care for it...never gave it a second thought

Don't see it if You want something more in a show than an essay

Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if interesting to watch, funny/some exciting parts.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy and drama

During previews
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to see three appealing young actors who are better than their material.

Don't see it if don't like characters who come across as artificial constructs and don't like overlong plays with a last-minute switch of focus.

During previews
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Boring

See it if you enjoy slow moving shows with good acting but a rather boring plot

Don't see it if summer romance is not your thing.

During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You are young and like stupid sit-coms.

Don't see it if You like good writing. This story has been done in movies over and over. Padded with stupid dialogue. Acting okay which saves a bad play.

During previews
Disappointing, Well-acted

See it if you are looking for a small scale coming of age story with fine acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for something unique

During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if You like slow moving shows...

Don't see it if You get bored easily...

During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You don't mind wasting two hours of your life watching something that brought no clarity or meaning to the experience.

Don't see it if You mind spending your precious time wishing you were at the beach instead of watching a play about being at the beach.

During previews
In the middle

See it if You like charming scenes with the 3 young actors.

Don't see it if Hokey Grandpa's philosophizing turn you off. Unnecessary scenes.

During previews
Great acting, Sandy

See it if you like slice of life stories.

Don't see it if you are afraid of getting sand in your eyes. Sit in the back if you can!

June 9th, 2016
"Although the play’s four characters are given sensitive readings by the fine cast, Mr. Moss’s play remains so muted that it feels like an overcast day at the shore...It feels vaguely formulaic, as if assembled from a kit to create, well, the kind of delicate-hued, funny-sad plays that Annie Bake...
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June 8th, 2016
"A warm and gently breezy new play about teenage love on the Rhode Island seashore…The touchingly tentative coming-of-age dialogue of the first act is not quite matched by that of the second, but the engaging cast puts the play’s cosmic mildness across. Although Moss dips his toe into the dark an...
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June 9th, 2016
"Life’s a beach in Gregory Moss’s coming-of-age dramedy. Abandoned by his mom, 16-year-old Daniel (Campbell) clicks with 17-year-old Izzy (Kibler), a local girl with an attitude and a beefy older boyfriend Jeremy (Tippett)...After a promising start, the play crumbles sandcastle-style due to carto...
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June 8th, 2016
"A complex (and somewhat sleepy) meditation on lost opportunities…Moss has some important insights about the nature of relationships, the injustice of circumstance, and the cruelty of time, but those observations would be a lot more impactful in a better-edited play. Presently, watching 'Indian S...
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