Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon opens at Playhouse in the Park - October 13-Nov 10   
 
 
Brighton Beach Memoirs, written by Neil Simon, is considered a semi-autobiographical play. Set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in September 1937, the play looks at Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family.
 
Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times of the Depression and sometimes each other - with laughter, tears, and love. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex, and forever fantasizing his baseball-diamond triumphs as star pitcher for the New York Yankees.
 
New Artistic Director, Blake Robison states, "Among the dozens of hit plays penned by Neil Simon, this one stands out as a nostalgic nod to family and the comic struggles of adolescence. It’s a masterpiece of American comedy."