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 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.
See it if you like your plays to wash over you. Great acting and chemistry from cast. Didn't blame the mother for all the troubles.
Don't see it if don't like some long monologues.
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.
See it if You are looking for a genuinely honest coming of age experience. These characters are breathtaking and the play they inhabit is sublime.
Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of action or major scene changes. This is beautiful simplicity at its best.
See it if Elise Kibler stole the show. Mr. Gabis, the dialect coach, bravo. Irreverent humor that I didn't realize I missed so much. Profound ending.
Don't see it if you are too PC to live. Deals w/ large concepts in non hoity-toity Summer People way. Odd 80s vibe for play set in the now. Still works.
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.
See it if You want to laugh, cry and feel all the emotions. The metaphors are deep and not overly hard to grasp, and hits home to a younger audience.
Don't see it if You are not open to an unexpectedly touching tale.
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.
See it if - You are under 25 - You like the beach - You are looking for something that deals with grief in a very delicate way
Don't see it if - You hate sand - You aren't looking for a "growing up" story
See it if You like modern, naturalistic dramas with thoughtful characters and themes on nostalgia and coming-of-age.
Don't see it if You prefer shows with more spectacle and/or stakes. It was a bit slow/quiet in parts.
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.
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.