The Theatre Company of Rhode Island presents Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon. Part one of his autobiographical trilogy, this is a 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, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, 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."
Playing at the Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave, Harrisville RI on September 22 & 23, and September 29 & 30, at 8pm, and Sunday matinees on September 24 & October 1 at 2pm. Tickets are $15.00. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (401) 568-2929 or send a return email.
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