Brighton Beach Memoirs

Play

Writers: Neil Simon

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1982
Genres
Comedy, Historical/Biographical
Time & Place
brighton beach, brooklyn, new york, september, 1937
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Male, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes early teen, adult, late teen, mature adult characters

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 almost 15-year-old 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.

Lead Characters