Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs opens at Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage April 26, 2013. Director Irene Crist and actor Sam Shankman spoke with Kacky Walton about this coming-of-age production.
The plot focuses on a semi-autobiographical story featuring Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish American teenager, who experiences the turmoil of his family dynamics, his sexual awakening and his search for his identity. Having to deal with his older brother and female cousins who move into his home, the family situations prove to be material that is tender and funny.
The original Broadway production was the winner of the New Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.
The show runs April 26 - May 12, 2013: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
For tickets or information, you can call the Theatre Memphis box office at 901-682-8323 or visit http://www.theatrememphis.org.
Eugene Morris Jerome - Sam Shankman
Blanche Morton - Tamara Wright
Kate Jerome - Emily Angel Baer
Laurie Morton - Carly Nahon
Nora Morton - Ellen Saba
Stanley Jerome - William Monteith
Jack Jerome - Stephen Huff