Second Street Players will stage Neil Simon’s comic “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in its newly renovated theater in May.
The show is directed by Mark Dissinger and produced by Tracy Dissinger.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” 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, played by Brodie Sapp, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, played by Dana Willens; overworked father, Tony Pierantozzi; and his worldly older brother Stanley, Colby Crawford. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, Carol Torrey; and her two young daughters, Alexia Nadel and Sydney Gross.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” is the first show Second Street Players will host since undertaking a renovation project at the Riverfront Theater that broke ground at the beginning of 2019. Audiences will enter an expanded and updated lobby with renovated restrooms.
Showtimes are 7 p.m May 10, 11, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 12 and 19. Tickets are $17 each, with a $1 discount offered to seniors and students for Sunday matinees.
For tickets and more, visit secondstreetplayers.com or call 800-838-3006.