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BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by Neil Simon
directed by William Roudebush

May 16-June 18, 2017     Extended By Popular Demand!

REVIEW: "Are there any award nominators out there? Is so, get down to Act II Playhouse. This superb production of 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' deserves a bundle of them." -DCMetroTheatreArts [Read More]

Neil Simon’s valentine to his family is his “funniest, richest” (New York Daily News). The story centers around 14-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome, as he tries to deal with his neurotic family, his uncomfortable crushes, and his love for baseball.

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Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Watch: An Interview with the Director

Meet the Cast

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Community Partner Night

tbi logo 0Thursday, June 15 is our Community Partner Night. A portion of all tickets sales on this evening will go to Tiferet Bet Israel.

Tiferet Bet Israel, a warm and welcoming contemporary conservative synagogue in Blue Bell, PA, draws together a diverse community.

Creative Team

Directed by Bill Roudebush
Starring Peter Bisgaier, Eileen Cella, DJ Gleason, Mary Elizabeth Scallen, Jonathan Silver, Katie Stahl, and Julianna Zinkel
Dirk Durossette
Scenic Designer
Jennifer Povish, Costume Designer
James Leitner, Lighting Designer
John Stovicek
, Sound Designer
Neill Hartley, Dialect Coach
StoneDog Studios, Set Fabrication
Amanda Coffin
, Properties
Pat Sabato, Stage Manager
Understudies: Benjamin Behrend, Amanda Coffin, Heather Plank, Ed Sabato

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Special Event: Talkback

Following the performance on Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m., there will be a talkback with members of the cast and Diane Steinbrink, who lectures on the life of Neil Simon.

Neil Simon on Comedy

Neil Simon 1974

"What is funny? That is almost an impossible thing to answer. Something that makes you laugh? The best things in humor are what's universal, in terms of the character. People can say, 'Yeah, I know that. I know that kind of person. I know that situation'

"I looked for the quirks and the problems that characters have. Eventually, people would come up to me after a show in the theater, and ask 'How did you know my mother? How did you know my father?' They really thought that that was just between them and their family. But I thought it was universal."

-Neil Simon, quoted in the book In Their Company, Portraits of American Playwrights