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About the play:

*It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression, and fifteen-year-old Eugene is dreaming of baseball and girls. Instead, he must cope with the mundane existence of family life in his crowded Brooklyn townhouse: a formidable mother, an overworked father, and a worldly older brother, plus his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters. Part one of the great Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a hilarious, bittersweet memoir of a struggling Jewish household in which "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."*

This is a full length play in two acts.


Jack -Roger Ehrenreich

Kate -Corrine M. Schultz

Blanche -Danielle Rammer

Eugene -Bee Rudell

Stanley -William Augustine *

Nora -Fynley Bouck*

Laurie -Keira Biever*


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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