* World Premiere

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a tender yet comic story about a family that embraces life even during hard times. Filled with pointed, wisecracking humor and sentimental memories, Brighton Beach Memoirs is a joyful, enriching experience. The play is an affectionate portrait of Brooklyn-Jewish family life in 1937. Fifteen-year-old Eugene, an aspiring writer and future pitcher for the New York Yankees, is our guide through this delightful story. Eugene lives with his parents, older brother, aunt and two cousins in a modest Brighton Beach home. Together, this extended family faces the daily challenges of life during the Depression. With a skillful mixture of comedy and drama, Simon raises the enduring issues of sibling rivalry and family relationships, while the world approaches the brink of another world war. Brighton Beach Memoirs is one of a trilogy of autobiographical works by Neil Simon; the others are Biloxi Blues, currently on Broadway, and Broadway Bound, as yet unproduced.
About the Play
Written By: Neil Simon
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 8/10/1986 - 9/7/1986
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Gregory A. Falls
Cast: Shana Bestock - Laurie
Tara Herivel - Nora
Peter Killy - Stanley
David Margulies - Jack
Andy McCutcheon - Eugene
Lois Smith - Blanche
Catherine Wolf - Kate
Behind the Scenes: Gregory A. Falls - Producing Director
Bill Forrester - Set Designer
David Hunter Koch - Sound Designer
Rose Pederson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Manager
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Administrative Manager
James Verdery - Lighting Designer
Jorie Wackerman - Stage Manager