Brighton Beach Memoirs
Department of Theater

Brighton Beach Memoirs

by Neil Simon
March 04 - 05, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

Simon's hilarious, bittersweet memory play about an extended Jewish family struggling to get by in Brooklyn during the years leading up to WWII. Directed by Reagen Readinger '23.

21/22 Theater Department

It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression, and fifteen-year-old Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls. Instead, he must cope with the mundane existence of family life in his crowded Brooklyn walk-up: a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother, plus his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters. Part one of the great Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a hilarious, bittersweet memoir of a struggling Jewish household in which "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

Presented as a workshop production, with Act I fully staged and Act II performed as a staged reading.

ROWAN MACLEAN '25 & GWENDOLYN ROLAND '25 stage managers

Brighton Beach Memoirs is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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