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Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Play


Writer:
  • eugene trilogy
  • new york drama critics' circle award
  • new york
  • jewish
  • puberty
  • identity
  • family
  • parenting
  • 1930s


Overview


Synopsis

Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first play in Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical comedic Eugene trilogy, which also includes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. The story of Brighton Beach Memoirs follows a 15-year-old boy named Eugene Jerome as he grows up in 1937 Brooklyn. Eugene learns about girls, family, relationships, and the impending war. Eugene makes many witty observations about life and the need for family throughout the play, as he interacts with his passionate, quirky Polish-Jewish relatives.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

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Female

Lead

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Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1983
Genres
Comedy, Historical/Biographical
Time & Place
brighton beach, brooklyn, new york, september, 1937
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Ideal For
professional theatre, community theatre, university theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes early teen, late teen, adult, mature adult characters
Tags:
  • eugene trilogy
  • new york drama critics' circle award
  • new york
  • jewish
  • puberty
  • identity
  • family
  • parenting
  • 1930s

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