Garden City, NY - March 22, 2017 - Adelphi University’s talented theatre students will perform Brighton Beach Memoirs, a semi-autobiographical comedy by Neil Simon, under the direction of JJ O’Neil. Brighton Beach Memoirs runs from March 28 – April 2 in the Olmsted Theatre at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This production of Brighton Beach Memoirs is generously sponsored by Jack Levande.
Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, narrates his life as a young teen in 1937, where he lives with his family in a rented house in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. With his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters thrown into the mix, 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.”
The 2:00 p.m. performance of Brighton Beach Memoirs on Saturday, April 1, will be open captioned for deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Open captioning is made possible through Adelphi’s Center for Health Innovation.
AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $25, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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