Elise Kibler and Owen Campbell; photo by Joan Marcus


Owen Campbell and Joe Tippett; photo by Joan Marcus


Jonathan Hadary; photo by Joan Marcus


Joe Tippett and Elise Kibler; photo by Joan Marcus


Indian Summer

Mainstage Theater

Written by Gregory S. Moss
Directed by Carolyn Cantor

Abandoned by his wayward mom, Daniel is consigned to spend summer with 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. Gregory S. Moss’s feisty romantic comedy follows a passing fling that could last a lifetime — as impossible and charmed as an indian summer.

Owen Campbell — Daniel
Jonathan Hadary — George
Elise Kibler — Izzy
Joe Tippett — Jeremy

Scenic Design: Dane Laffrey
Costume Design: Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design: Eric Southern
Sound Design: Stowe Nelson
Production Stage Manager: Kyle Gates



Artist Interview: Gregory S. Moss

Tim Sanford: I’m always interested in the story of the birth of a playwright, how it happens. Where do you think it began for you? Gregory S. Moss: I started out as an actor, as a kid, when I was like seven, doing community theater. A lot of plays with giant puppets in them, a lot of fairy tales. I also did some writing, poems and stuff, along a parallel track. And I continued doing both through college. I was studying Medieval Lit in the day and acting in student-directed [María Irene] Fornes and Sam Shepard plays at night. But separately.


In Process: Gregory S. Moss

Gregory S. Moss shares with us why he thinks Rhode Island is so magical, and how that inspired him to place 'Indian Summer' on the beach.


Letter from Tim: Indian Summer

Greg knows what he’s doing when his primary characters, Izzy and Daniel, stumble into their uncertain final scene and seek to define their story in literary terms.


Backstory: The Livin' is Easy

Summer, that enchanted season, overflows with romance, mischief, and joy. The sun shines down, signaling an escape from the confines of everyday existence.