Brighton Beach Memoirs
Lake Forest High School West Campus
300 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest , IL 60045
Lake Forest High School West Campus
300 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest , IL 60045
Comedy/Drama
Runs Apr 22May 24, 2020

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 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.”

By Neil Simon
Directed by Scott Phelps

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