Geoffrey Lower and Caroline Kinsolving in "Chapter Two" at the Laguna Playhouse.

Geoffrey Lower and Caroline Kinsolving in "Chapter Two" at the Laguna Playhouse. (Courtesy Laguna Playhouse / January 16, 2013)

"Chapter Two" is Neil Simon's most personal project in a career that spans more than a half century. It's given a rousing revival by a splendid company at the Laguna Playhouse.

If You Go

What: "The [Expletive] With the Hat"

Where: South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

When: 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Jan. 27

Cost: $20 to $70

Information: (714) 708-5555 or http://www.scr.org

If You Go

What: "Chapter Two"

Where: Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (with additional performances at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 2 p.m. Jan. 24) until Feb. 3

Cost: $35 to $65

Information: (949) 497-2787 or http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com