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 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
See it if you like convincing, sweet young romance, but the grandfather's super-irritating. Elise Kibler lights up the stage. A mini-beach vacation.
Don't see it if Overlong play. Unconvincing, hole-filled plot; ending unearned. Old-fashioned story jarringly set now. Still, engaging and even touching.
See it if Great acting overall but Kibler is surprisingly exceptional . Sweet story of teen first love. Believable with well drawn characters.
Don't see it if The "narrator" can get away with his philosophical notes. but some of Izzy's lines are made believable only by Kibler's mastery of her craft
See it if You enjoy nice stories w/ characters you care about. It's well acted & Elise Kibler is exceptional! Def someone to look out for in future
Don't see it if A few parts are a little sleepy, but for the most part this is an entertaining show that's well constructed with great performances.
See it if you like comedies with unexpected plot turns, sweet but hurting characters, good acting, or "comedy with tragedy or tragedy with comedy"
Don't see it if you are disturbed by issues such as misspent youth, grief and old age, awkward first love, parental absences, class differences
See it if you remember summers by the shore, romances that never quite happened, longing for a future you could not begin to imagine. So charming!
Don't see it if If none of the things above apply to you. Nothing much happens to these characters who are living the time between major life events.
See it if A wonderful, brilliantly acted, highly original play with terrific dialogue about young people, their dreams and fears, set on a beach.
Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play that challenges you to figure out what is going on. This play is refreshing and clever and hugely fun.
See it if You still pine away for what might have been, spent a summer as an outsider in a sea coast community, are a romantic
Don't see it if You dislike profanity and un- P.C. ethnic comments Expect a big production and elaborate staging
See it if There's a person or moment in your life perfectly captured in memory. You like a beautiful, funny, touching script, well-acted and realized.
Don't see it if You have no interest in teenage mannerisms or culture, affairs of the heart, small town life, or want action. You don't feel wistful.
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.
See it if you enjoy fresh young performers telling a simple story about young love, & one wonderful veteran performer for the old folks to relate to.
Don't see it if No tidy ending or elaborate set, but lovely lighting & sound. The missing mother was a loose end that didn't resonate as I would have liked.
See it if you want to see a very talented four person ensemble, enjoy tapping into your emotions, young love and/or old love, a well written story.
Don't see it if you cannot relate to romance, youth, awkwardness, empathy, laughter and tears.
See it if A sweet coming-of-age story of teenage summer. Joe Tippett shines as the older, ambiguous love interest. I liked Campbell and Kibler, too.
Don't see it if Last year's What I Did Last Summer by Gurney was more resonant, though it dealt with the boy's relation to a mentor. Here, young love is it.
See it if You are up for a light witty coming of age show.The appealing cast overwhelms somewhat preposterous characterizations and the result is fun.
Don't see it if Things all need to be logical for you, and magic is not allowed, though you could consider relaxing, letting down your guard and enjoying.
See it if You enjoy a small-scale coming of age story where you really know and care about the characters.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in a story where 2 seemingly different young people find love. Stay away if you are offended by abusive language.
See it if Quirky coming of age story, capturing a moment when things were simpler and you fell in love for the first time. Funny and heart breaking.
Don't see it if you prefer shows with a lot of action or if every moment needs to be completely believable, or if you don't like a lot of narration.
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