Both works will play at the company's uptown home McGinn/Cazale Theatre (located above The Promenade Theatre). Swimming in the Shallows runs June 21-July 10 while The Dear Boy is slated for Aug. 1-20.
Trip Cullman (The Last Sunday in June) directs the Bock comedy in which a "group of friends question the commitments of their eclectic love lives" as one man finds love at a local aquarium.
In The Dear Boy, an English teacher on the verge of retirement "questions the life he didn't live [when] unexpected encounters with two students help him realize who he is and what he has accomplished."
The New Plays Uptown series debuted with three American plays — Joe Calarco's ...in the absence of spring..., Wendy Kesselman's The Notebook (directed by Evan Yionoulis) and Hunt Holman's Spanish Girl (dir. Erica Schmidt). The program returned last summer following renovations at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's The Mystery Plays starring Gaving Creel and Brooke Berman's The Triple Happiness with Ally Sheedy.
Tickets to New Plays Uptown at the McGinn/Cazale, Broadway and 76 Street, will be available by calling (212) 246-4422 or at the Second Stage box office at 307 West 43 Street. For more information, visit www.secondstage.com.