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Brighton Beach Memoirs
School of the Arts (SOTA)
Funny and touchingly real, Neil Simon’s hit comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs is an endearing play that chronicles the life of 15-year-old Eugene Jerome. There’s liver for dinner, holes in his shoes and a war on the horizon, but Eugene would rather think about baseball and girls. Brighton Beach Memoirs is Simon’s semi-autobiographical play, the first chapter in what is known as his Eugene Trilogy. It precedes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. It premiered on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1983 and transferred to the 46th Street Theatre, where it closed in 1986 after 1,299 performances. A revival opened on Broadway in 2009 at the Nederlander Theatre. Brighton Beach Memoirs reminds us that family is the one constant in the crazy and often unpredictable journey of life.
SOTA’s production is being directed by Drama faculty member Michelle Accorso. Scenic design is being provided by Edward H. Myers, Jr.; the costume designer is Patti Olender; the lighting is being designed by SOTA senior Joseph Scardino and Theatre Technology faculty member Kenneth Canfield. The sound designer is Luke Fellows.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:
February 8 - 7 PM February 9 - 2 PM
February 9 - 7 PM February 10 - 5 PM
February 15 - 7 PM February 16 - 2 PM
February 16 - 7 PM February 17 - 5 PM