Tony and Pulitzer Award winner Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play Brighton Beach Memoirs follows the life of Eugene Morris Jerome from the foibles of youth in late-1930s Brooklyn to a career as a comedy writer for radio.
Jerome is a 15 year-old living in late-1930s Brooklyn, and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. But he’s more suited to being a writer than a shortstop, and the girl of his dreams could never be the girl of his reality. His witty, perceptive commentary about his life, and the struggles of his overworked father, overbearing mother, overconfident brother, overcrowded house, and overly-gorgeous cousin, make this journey through puberty poignant, insightful and delightful.
Cast members include David Bishins (Jack Jerome), Bonnie Black (Blanche Morton), Sloan Grenz (Stanley Jerome), Austyn Myers (Eugene Jerome), Allie Trimm (Nora Morton), Julia Vanderwiel (Laurie Morton) and Karen Ziemba (Kate Jerome).
The play continues until November 7 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Tickets are $29-$85. To purchase tickets, call (619) 23-Globe (234-5623), or visit www.theoldglobe.org.