Lone Star College-CyFair Drama Department presents Neil Simon’s comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on stage Feb. 24 – March 6.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” ushered in a new era of appreciation for Simon, with praise for the playwright’s hilarious and poignant account of his adolescence, early career and family life in New York in the 1930s and 1940s. LSC-CyFair Drama Professor Ron Jones directs this masterpiece, which he says is one of Broadway’s longest running plays of the 1980s from America’s most treasured playwright.
This play centers on young Jewish teen Eugene Morris Jerome and his extended family living in Brooklyn in 1937: his overworked father, Jack; overbearing mother, Kate; his older brother Stanley; Kate's widowed sister Blanche and her daughters, Nora and Laurie. As Eugene spends his time daydreaming about a baseball career, he must also cope with his family's troubles, his awkward discovery of the opposite sex and his developing identity as a writer.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 (preview night); 8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 25 (a reception will follow) and March 4 and Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 5 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6.
All performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students with valid id. Group rates are available.
For tickets and information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice or call 281.290.5201.