Brighton Beach Memoirs – Auditions August 21 and 22

Website URL St. Louis Community College - Meramec Campus

Seeking three men and four women for Meramec Theatre’s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Roles available for actors from ages 15-50.

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Keith Oliver

Audition dates: Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre
CAST: 3M, 4W
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The script is available on reserve at the Meramec library.

Synopsis: Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: 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.”

Performance dates: Wednesday, October 2 through Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m.*
Sunday’s performance interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Meramec Theatre
St. Louis Community College
11333 Big Bend Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122

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