Brighton Beach Memoirs

February 17th - 25th 2023


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Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene 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 and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity

Meet the Director: Sheila Ryan

Sheila Ryan is delighted to make her STC debut with Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Sheila has worked extensively in theater as a director, actor, instructor and artist in residence. She enjoys working with performers of all ages and experience levels. Favorite shows include Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary at The John Houseman Theater and Barefoot in the Park at Fifth Avenue Theater in NYC as well as Fame and The Secret Garden for ALAB’s Youth theater in Scottsdale Az. She loved directing A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room for Phoenix Little Theater - a play in which 6 performers play a total of 56 characters. Other productions include Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Macbeth and Harold Pinter’s The Lover. Recent projects include Kohler School productions of The Little Shop of Horrors, Disney’s Lion King Jr, and Willy Wonka. She has a B.A. in theater from The University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from New York University.

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