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Second Chance (Dream Up 2019)

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious

About the show

In this drama, on the day a couple renews their wedding vows, a deceased couple are sent to Earth by God to show that there is still love in the world. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show: 

Play with R&B/Gospel music explores how to overcome misgivings and reinvigorate your marriage.

The story begins in Heaven, with married couple Aunt Nancy and Uncle Pelli being sent down to Earth by God so they can show him that the four loves–storge, agape, eros, and philia–are still alive in a world that seems to be plagued with the senseless acts of violence reported each day. To show that love still exists, Nancy and Pelli go to their living relatives, Marcellus and Nefertit Evers, who after being married for seven years are preparing to renew their wedding vows. Although both are very excited to renew their vows, they each have a different take on what this ceremony means. For Nefertiti, renewing vows is a familial tradition that was passed down from her parents. However, Marcellus is worried that his wife’s insistence on this ritual is a sign that she’s has doubts about his love for her. It drives him to very risky actions to prove otherwise. All the while, the couple is helping to prepare the wedding of Marcellus’ younger sister, Naima, who along with suffering from bipolar depression, is also worried about her fiancé being faithful to her.

Member Reviews (7)


Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious
Avg Score

Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you want to support those involved with this production. There is some good singing and the cast is busy throughout using a decent set.

Don't see it if if you are bothered by lots of scenes, hard to hear most of the cast, do not like a preachy script, runs almost two hours, not 90 minutes!

Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Family, friend in show.

Don't see it if You looking for a smooth show. Too long.

Also Started 50 minutes late, room was cold. The air conditioning is loud a... Read more Read less


See it if You are trying to catch two evening performances on the same night and want to support a small festival

Don't see it if You are expecting anything professional or polished

Also think back to your first job. You should be the best at that job so yo... Read more Read less

Busy, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You have an open mind and don't mind seeing a play that has religious undertones. You want to support new work.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing plays that makes many references to religion. You don't like to support new work. You are very critical

Also I heard from a friend that the first night was a real struggle with ma... Read more Read less

Innovative, Ambitious, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to experience low middle class urban black life from religious contrasted with modern philosophical perspectives in a Greek tragedy

Don't see it if you are not interested in black or Caribbean Christian themes, cannot endure 2 hours without interval, mediocre acting or soft quick speech

Also Play would be more compelling if shortened, some repetitious themes an... Read more Read less

Good costumes, Waste of time, Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Only if you want to support friend or family member who is part of the show

Don't see it if You deserve better; better show , better voices, better dialogues. Tired of unprofessional work of "stars" and value your time

Also The show was delayed for 50!! minutes due to the "technical difficulti... Read more Read less

Slow, Funny, Quirky

See it if See it on a rainy day when you have nothing else to do. Sometimes funny but too long.

Don't see it if If you like to hear what the actors are saying. There is no intermission and its almost 2hrs. long.

Also I was sitting in the first row and the old man ghost and the young mar... Read more Read less

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