Pegasus Theatre Project, the professional resident theater company of the West Windsor Arts Council, will present Neil Simon’s romantic comedy Chapter Two, Sept. 15-24 at the West Windsor Arts Center.
“One of the things we love about working at the West Windsor Arts Center is the flexibility it allows us with staging and design,” director Jennifer Nasta Zefutie said. “For example, whereas the traditional design for Chapter Two is to draw a line down the center of the stage and put each apartment on either side, we’re able to build two stages so each apartment is its own, self-contained playing space.”
In Chapter Two, George and Jennie have given up on ever finding love again, but George’s brother Leo and Jennie’s best friend Faye think they’re a match made in heaven. A misdialed phone call and an awkward, at best, extra-marital affair result in this touching and hilarious autobiographical comedy by Neil Simon about falling in love for the second time.
Pegasus also continues to pair production themes with those of the artwork on exhibit during performances. The exhibit during Chapter Two is titled “Art in the Digital Age” and explores how modern technology affects our perception of and interaction with our world and each other.
“It’s interesting to take an audience back to a time when a misdialed phone call could change your life while surrounded by art that reminds us of how modern technology impacts our interactions and communications with each other on every level,” Zefutie said.
There are several events scheduled to complement the show. Following the opening night performance on Sept. 15 will be a wine and cheese reception during which audience members can mingle with the cast and production team.
Following the matinee performance on Sunday, Sept. 17, the cast and creative team will host a talkback session when audience members can ask question and share their thoughts. On Saturday, Sept. 23, there will be a pre-show wine and cheese reception that begins at 6:30 p.m. when audience members can browse the exhibit and mingle with each other.
Chapter Two features Peter Bisgaier of Princeton Junction, Heather Plank, Frank Falisi and Sarah Stryker of Princeton. The creative team includes: direction by Jennifer Nasta Zefutie of Cranbury; production design by Judi Parrish of West Trenton; stage management by Lili Timmes of Princeton; assistant direction by Jonathan A. Martin of Hightstown; costume design by Chrissy Johnson of Hightstown; and assistant stage Management by Gavin Knox.
Chapter Two will be presented Sept. 15-24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction. Tickets are $22-26 and can be purchased online or by calling 609-759-0045.