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Brighton Beach Memoirs

  • Ongoing: until Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Sunday: 2:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 6:30pm
  • Where: The Central New York Playhouse
  • Cost: $15 - $34.95 buy tickets
  • Age limit: All ages

Here is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy:The portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, an overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, and 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 Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

This event was posted March 27, 2013 and last updated March 28, 2013

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