“I laughed. I sniffed. I cheered. I gasped in wondrous disbelief and I lost my glasses when I took them off to wipe the tears of joy from my eyes watching Caroline Russell-King’s new comedy Second Chance, First Love…. And like Neil Simon America‘s master of deeply human comedies, Russell-King knows how to set up a joke but she also knows there is laughter in pain and merriment… Do yourself a favor check into Lunchbox Theatre’s Palliser Suite where you’ll have a second chance to relish houmour and heartache Russell-King style” – five stars.”
– Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun and 103 FM
"Caroline Russell-Kings pitch perfect rom-com… Russell-King’s latest hotel comedy, the second in the trilogy that are an homage to Neil Simon’s suite plays- beautifully hits the comedy suite spot. Second Chance, First Love is the perfect romantic comedy. – 4 stars"
– Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald
“I am by no means immune to the charms of a cute but smart comedy. After all, you’ve gotta lean into the light and laugh once in a while! Happily, Caroline Russell-King’s world premiere of Second Chance, First Love affords this pleasure quite heartily through a sweet but intelligent story of former lovers reuniting for a possible return to romance. Like Simon, Russell-King’s script tackles the issues and concerns of regular people through a dialogue-rich mix of humour and bittersweet seriousness… You will laugh all the way through and never be uncomfortable with the language or sexual situation. SEE IT… you will enjoy a fabulously fun, not overly formulaic hour in the theatre.“
– Jessica Goldman, CBC Theatre Reviewer