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Indian Summer

From 24 critic and 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.



78
Confusing, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

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.

76
Delightful, Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy, Absorbing

See it if you'll see a little slip of a play that is warm and has real feeling.

Don't see it if You want some kind of new-feeling story or extraordinary characters.

76
Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want a rom com that still has classic Playwrights Horizons quirk with larger social ramifications.

Don't see it if you want excellent rather than quite good.

76
Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You want an entertaining evening with engaging characters

Don't see it if You prefer profound, original scripts.

75
Absorbing, Delightful, Cliched, Refreshing, Funny

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.

75
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if I was disappointed.. The acting was ok but it was drawn out

Don't see it if other's reviews are similar

75
Funny, Quirky, Slow, Resonant

See it if you like Jonathan Hadary and you don't mind a play which meanders.

Don't see it if you want to be fully satisfied.

75
Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Original

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.

75
Funny, Fluffy, Intelligent, Original

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.

71
Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy coming of age stories

Don't see it if You don't like unresolved threads at the end of a play

70
Disappointing, Amusing

See it if teenagers in love, from different cultural and social and economic backgrounds is new territory.

Don't see it if this scenario has been rehashed by many playwrights and you're tired of it.

70
Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Good acting

See it if enjoy watching unexpected friendships progress.

Don't see it if you don't like to hear profanity in a show.

70
Charming, Interesting characters, So-so writing, Deep or pretentious?, Entertaining

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

69
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

68
Slow

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

Don't see it if Restless

58
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.

57
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

50
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.

30
Cliched, Great acting, Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You like great acting and directing but don't care about good writing.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with depth

95
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you like sweet and sad plays. Great acting and a sweet message. It made me nostalgic and a little sad.

Don't see it if you don't like plays

90
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like very nicely written bittersweet plays about lost love and missed opportunities, along with excellent acting by a fine cast.

Don't see it if you've already seen too many shows about coming of age and good writing and great acting won't make up for that.

86
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if This show was a complete surprise. I had no idea what I was in for. The play was excellent, the staging terrific, the acting excellent.

Don't see it if You don't like young people.

80
Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Moving, Heartwarming

See it if Are moved by stories of love, death, and the choices we make.

Don't see it if You don't like your heartstrings tugged at.

80
Delightful, Cliched, Relatable

See it if You like romantic comedies. With a meet-cute, a charmingly quirky older man, and a boyfriend who gets in the way of true connection.

Don't see it if You don't like young love or remembering what it was like to be an outcast and find someone to connect to only to have obstacles in your way


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