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 want to peek in on an intergenerational conversation about life, budding love, expectations met and hoped for, at the beach.
Don't see it if You want big sets and production, linear story with a happy ending. You don't want to think about the meaning of relationships old and young
See it if You want a beautifully written, acted, and produced play. It is a lovely summer story that will leave you happy and a little sad too.
Don't see it if You don't care for New England accents or you only want to see heavy depressing theatre. This is light but not empty.
See it if You want a play in which scene setups don't feel stagy, and finds the perfect balance between relaxing summer play and true intelligence.
Don't see it if You prefer plays that are more sitcom-y than quiet and reflective.
See it if you are into a small, intimate, touching yet humorous play, about one summer, the way we were, are and could be through lifeץ
Don't see it if a play centers teens annoys you and if you are looking for grand happenings on stage and not into delicate relationships developed on stage.
See it if beautiful physical production, strong performances & some lovely writing, but ultimately ponderous & slight. A minor work from major talents
Don't see it if The lyricism of the writing extinguishes the tension between the characters; they all end up sounding the same. Overlong by 45 minutes.
See it if only to admire funny, nuanced and electric performances by Elise Kibler and Joe Tippett. They and Hadary struggle to redeem a weak script.
Don't see it if you will be irritated by a lack of logic in the over-written script and characters who all share the playwright's too-flowery vocabulary.
See it if You like stories about love and loss with great writing and acting along with many humorous moments
Don't see it if You're not okay with feeling like some stuff wasn't relevant & could be cut in favor of more being said in the main plot, especially the end
See it if you like Guidos and their issues. Super funny and well acted from a cast of 4. Story is sweet and well directed and written.
Don't see it if This is a good time at the theater. No reason not to see it. Not an epic drama though.
See it if An intimate, small-scale production about young love and aging, with excellent acting and great writing. Funny and moving.
Don't see it if You don't like a simple story that is not flashy or groundbreaking.