Hard times, strong family? Only America's most popular dramatist, Neil Simon, could have turned tough times into a brilliant comedy of love, tears and laughter.
This is a story about Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other. It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the time of the Depression. The teenage Eugene lives in Brighton Beach with his family. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex and forever fantasizing about being a pitcher for the New York Yankees. Eugene is the audience’s guide through his “memoirs”. He takes us through a series of funny observations and insights that show his family meeting life’s challenges with pride, spirit and a marvelous sense of humour. But as World War looms ever closer, Eugene sees his own innocence slipping away as the first important era of his life ends and a new one begins.
Set in Brighton Beach, right next to Coney Island, the last real working class beach. Its a place were you will see orthodox jews wading into the ocean with long skirts and sweaters and you can listen to Ukrainian women chatting in the beach pavillon overlooking the ocean about neighbors, family and friends. Don't miss out on a great night of entertainment and get an inside look into the real New York life with FEST Frankfurt. Tix sale now thru their website. Follow me on bloglovin!
May 31, June 1, 7, 8 at Internationale Theater
May 24, 26, Westside Theatre,
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