Phillips Academy Presents 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'
The Theatre and Dance Department at Phillips Academy will perform the first part of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy on March 1 and March 2.
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The Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, part one of an autobiographical trilogy, portraying Simon’s years as a young teen living with his parents and extended family in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York, in 1937.
Starring fictional character Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish teenager, Simon recalls his daily life through Eugene’s narrative. As the central character living in a crowded, lower middle-class walk up, Eugene humorously walks the audience through his experiences and hardship with puberty, sexual awakening and a search for his identity. The character of Eugene is played by Adam Brody ’14 of Andover. Eugene’s father, Stanley, is played by Hemang Kaul ’13, also of Andover.
Brighton Beach Memoirs will be performed in Tang Theatre on the Phillips Academy campus, Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets can be reserved by calling the Phillips Academy box office at (978) 749-4433. For more information please visit www.andover.edu.