Neil Simon play presented at the Boathouse |

Neil Simon play presented at the Boathouse

Provided to the TribuneCarlita Penaherrera will play the part of Faye and Doug Midkiff will be Leo in the Valhalla Players presentation of "Chapter Two." The Neil Simon play will be performed Aug. 16 and 17, Aug. 23 and 24 and Aug. 30 and 31 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater.

The Valhalla Players will present a hysterical performance of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, Aug. 23 and 24 and Aug. 30 and 31 at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. The play is based on part of Simon’s own life and mixes laughter with heartache.

Tickets are $14 general admission, $12 for seniors and $7 for students with a valid ID.

George Schneider, a writer whose wife has recently died, returns to a lonely apartment. His younger brother Leo, a theatrical press agent and born matchmaker, tries to snap George out of his emotional tailspin by supplying him with unwanted — and unsuccessful — dates. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a winner. Still, it’s a rocky road ahead for the not-so-young lovers. George struggles with contradictory impulses to embrace a new life, but remain faithful to the old. George and Jennie stumble on, tripping over George’s pent-up emotions and Jennie’s wariness born of her recent marital fiasco. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie’s dizzy, neurotic and married friend. The author has updated numerous references in the script to enhance current production of this timeless comedy. “Downright hilarious” according to the New York Post.

For more information call (530) 542-4166.

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