FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Craig Shafer
The heart-warming and witty memoir from Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first of his autobiographical trilogy of plays (with Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound). Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls while coping with life in Depression-era Brooklyn with a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters, and you have the perfect recipe for teenage struggle and family hilarity.
Simon’s screenplay for the film was released by Universal Pictures in 1986 featuring Jonathan Silverman as Eugene and Blythe Danner as his mother Kate Jerome. It was directed by Gene Saks who directed many of Simon’s plays and motion pictures.
Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific, and performed playwrights in the world. At one point he had four successful plays running on Broadway. His accolades are unparalleled having received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer; in addition to top awards from the Emmys, Writers Guild of America, Golden Globe, Drama Critic’s Circle, and Outer Critics Circle. In 1983, the Shubert Organization changed the name of the Alvin Theatre to the Neil Simon Theatre, giving the author the distinction of becoming the first living playwright to have a Broadway theatre named in his honor. In 1991 he was awarded both a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play Lost in Yonkers.
A Prologue, 30 minutes prior to curtain, is scheduled for Sunday, February 23 before the 1:30pm matinee with members of the cast or artistic team to offer a glimpse into the artistic process of the show. Also, a Talkback with members of the cast, crew, and artistic team will discuss the show directly following the evening performance on Friday, February 28.
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|Just the Facts|
|What||Brighton Beach Memoirs|
|When||February 13 - March 1, 2020|
Marian Theatre, Santa Maria
|Tickets||$38.00 - $50.00|
With discounts for Senior, Student, Child, Military,
and preview performances February 13 & 14.
Special $20 Adult/Senior and $15 Child/Student Ticket Pricing for side section seating in 1 & 6.
Pricing based on day, time, and may increase upon demand.
|Box Office||(805) 922-8313|
*Member, Actors' Equity Association