Oldcastle Theatre presents Brighton Beach Memoirs through July 28. This production should not be missed. Neil Simon was a prolific American playwright. At one point, it would have been difficult to imagine a season without a Neil Simon play being performed. This is the first of an autobiographical trilogy that has pleased audiences both in film and on stage for many years. Starting with Brighton Beach Memoirs, Simon’s work changed. It was not any less humorous but there was a greater depth to the characters. They were not types as much as very human individuals. All of this is beautifully captured in this production of the play. Given the intimacy of the Oldcastle Theatre and the outstanding acting and direction of the play, the audience feels emotionally connected to the Jerome family with its ups and downs. Over the years, Bob and I have seen productions of the play, but each production of a play is a unique experience. The humor and the humanity of this family offer a special evening in the theatre. After listening to our discussion by clicking below,
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