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Marsha Mason

Colonial Players brings Simon's work back to Arundel stage

Chapter 2

Announcing a run of Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" through March 3, Colonial Players' February newsletter points out that 51/2 years have elapsed since its last staging of a Simon play.

Memories of the company's October 2006 production of "Jake's Women" make us wonder why it's taken so long for a Simon play to reappear at this venue, where audiences can share the life experiences of eminently recognizable characters created by the contemporary stage's most successful playwright.

Well established in a 20-year writing career by 1973, Simon dealt early that year with the loss of Joan Baim, his wife of 20 years, Later that year, he met and married actress Marsha...