Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
By Neil Simon
January 20 – February 6, 2011
The Show: The first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy is still his best, filled with riotous humor, sweet memories and deep compassion for the times and family who have gone before him. It’s a portrait of the playwright as a teen in 1937, living with his family in a lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with his mundane family life in Brooklyn - his formidable mother, his overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here." Simon’s finest play.
Cast Includes: Max Meyers (Eugene), Jon Kovach (Stanley), Katie Hibner (Laurie), Tara Williams (Blanche), Grace Liesch (Nora), David Levy (Jack) and Tracy Schoster (Kate)
Dennis Murphy, Director
Complete Performance Dates Include:
Thurs. Jan. 20 – Fri. Jan. 21 – Sat. Jan. 22 – Sun. Jan. 23
Thurs. Jan. 27 – Fri. Jan. 28 – Sat. Jan. 29 – Sun. Jan. 30
Wed. Feb. 2 - Thurs. Feb. 3 – Fri. Feb. 4 – Sat. Feb. 5 – Sun. Feb. 6
Performance Times: Thursday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.
There will be audio descriptive services on Saturday, January 22nd.
Tickets: $21.00 for Adults, $19.00 for Seniors and Students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com or by calling the box office at 513 241 6550.