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.
See it if poetic script exalts/pokes fun at everyday rituals, shows chameleon-like teen behavior; fine J. Hadary "stage manager", vital E. Kibler
Don't see it if at times tragic/comic script feels formulaic, older airhead boyfriend character discordantly out of place, missing backstory 4 teen boy
See it if You appreciate wonderful acting and an engrossing story. A very enjoyable play, emotional but lots of laughs too!
Don't see it if You'd prefer a Broadway show with a big cast.
See it if Very watchable. Clever, original characters. Funny and insightful. The cast is also easy on the eyes. A pleasant diversion.
Don't see it if Doesn't add up to that much. Tries to be heavy, but fails in that. Kinda fluffy, in the end.
See it if You want to see pitch perfect acting by all 4 principals in a touching & funny play about young love and how it doesn't always run smoothly.
Don't see it if You can't get by certain inconsistencies in tone & logic. I could due to the superb cast.
See it if You enjoy rom-coms, YA novels, John Hughes movies. If you remember what summers were like when you were a teen, full of time and possibility
Don't see it if You're an old fart with no patience for teens. If you'll be too irked by narration that throws off pacing in a vain attempt at profundity.
See it if you like clever coming of age stories about a summer fling between a "summer people" boy &a "year rounder" girl - might last longer or not
Don't see it if are offended by profanity, suicide, abandonment, teen sex or anything else about summer romances
See it if you like intelligent romantic stories and nicely drawn characters
Don't see it if you are unhappy with stories that lack resolution.
See it if You've ever spent time in a beach community, especially when young. This play will take you back there in a delightful, nostalgic way.
Don't see it if you're totally resistant to love and its follies in the young and the old that bring laughter and maybe a tear.
See it if You would like to see a nicely written play. It has a couple weak spots, but overall was a satisfying afternoon at the theater.
Don't see it if you want your plays to having some depth or meaning to them. Its a bit fluffy.
See it if you like good acting by solid cast. I was more interested in its observations about death than it as a rom/com which is how its being sold.
Don't see it if you're going to complain that you could've stayed home and watched HBO. You could. But if you love small stories in a theatre, it's good.
See it if You have ever been that awkward high schooler looking to make a few friends. New play. Great talent. Go!
Don't see it if Well... I think it's kind of for everyone. No one sings, though. So if you like singing, you won't find it here
See it if A nice way to spend a summer evening. Interesting story and good acting. Nice set and lighting.
Don't see it if A little too cute and a strain on the believability in this story.
See it if you like Playwrights Horizons and the new voices they bring to their very comfortable theatre
Don't see it if you don't like to see shows before they are moved to Broadway
See it if You have lived in or are familiar with the New England lifestyle, this show really brings you into Rhode Island & stays consistent.
Don't see it if You want easy answers and happy endings. You prefer rom-coms or big-budget spectacles.
See it if You want a charming coming of age love story with entertaining characters and a hint of serious issues
Don't see it if You value strongly written dialogue, if you don't like exaggerated character archetypes, if you want something groundbreaking and ambitious
See it if You want to see a smart little show that will make you feel good about summer time. Everyone in the cast is outstanding.
Don't see it if Heteronormative relationships annoy you- this is fun but very white and straight.
See it if like layered theatre. slightly blurry as if watching a memory. four good performances. sweet at times.
Don't see it if you don't like dense dialogue. slightly surreal. slow at times.
See it if you want to be taken right back to being on the beach when you were 16, hanging out with that cute person and trying to figure things out.
Don't see it if You're looking for something heavier than featherweight.