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Indian Summer

From 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.


Member Reviews (130)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic
80
Avg Score

During previews
78
Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like reminiscing about summer romances on the beach and contemplating the urgency of life and the fragility of love. Amazing Cast!

Don't see it if don't want to see awkward young romances or crazy old men talking directly at the audience.

During previews
75
Good writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You're looking for an easy-to-watch play with strongly acted likeable characters and naturalistic writing. A quirky tragic romantic comedy.

Don't see it if Don't like small cast plays with themes about love, coming-of-age tales, or teen banter. If you are looking for a happy ending.

During previews
92
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great acting, non-sappy relatable relationships, and a mix of thoughtful drama lightened with humor

Don't see it if you have an aversion to coming-of-age type stories or prefer heavy, intense classics.

During previews
78
Absorbing, Enchanting, Disappointing, Indulgent, Romantic

See it if You are looking to see a fantastic performance from Elise Kibler and a beautiful, beautiful set.

Don't see it if You expect much from this play. It's very sparse.

During previews
49
Cliched, Overrated

See it if A good cast, but those playing Sicilians do not appear (or rather did not convince me) that they were really from that background.

Don't see it if If you have a problem with offensive stereotypes of Sicilian Americans.


June 9th, 2016
"Although the play’s four characters are given sensitive readings by the fine cast, Mr. Moss’s play remains so muted that it feels like an overcast day at the shore...It feels vaguely formulaic, as if assembled from a kit to create, well, the kind of delicate-hued, funny-sad plays that Annie Bake...
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June 8th, 2016
"A warm and gently breezy new play about teenage love on the Rhode Island seashore…The touchingly tentative coming-of-age dialogue of the first act is not quite matched by that of the second, but the engaging cast puts the play’s cosmic mildness across. Although Moss dips his toe into the dark an...
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June 9th, 2016
"Life’s a beach in Gregory Moss’s coming-of-age dramedy. Abandoned by his mom, 16-year-old Daniel (Campbell) clicks with 17-year-old Izzy (Kibler), a local girl with an attitude and a beefy older boyfriend Jeremy (Tippett)...After a promising start, the play crumbles sandcastle-style due to carto...
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June 8th, 2016
"A complex (and somewhat sleepy) meditation on lost opportunities…Moss has some important insights about the nature of relationships, the injustice of circumstance, and the cruelty of time, but those observations would be a lot more impactful in a better-edited play. Presently, watching 'Indian S...
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