Open Auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Name: Open Auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MDT
Event Description:
Open auditions are announced for "Brighton Beach Memoirs", a semi-autobiographical comedy play by Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.

Auditions take place at the Homestake Opera House on Main Street, Lead, SD;
Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday, September 23 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Auditions consist of reading from the script.
Scripts are provided at auditions.
Director: Sierra Ward, Lead, SD. For more info: 707-337-8002
Show dates: November 15-17 and 22-23, 2019.
Rehearsals are usually Sunday - Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs", is a comedy play written for adult audiences and is the story of a writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome is the narrator and central character. 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, 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."

EUGENE - almost 15
KATE JEROME - 40 year-old, Blanche's sister, Eugene's mother
NORA - her sister, lovely at 16
JACOB "JACK" JEROME - about 40, Eugene's father

”Brings a fresh glow to Broadway... In many respects his funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays." - New York Daily News
"There’s no romanticized gloss on the view of family life; the bonds are intense and unbreakable, yet they come through with all the wrinkles of real life." - Variety
"Hilarious comedy... His finest play... A delightful and enriching experience." - CBS-TV

The HHOH is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning Lead’s Historic Opera House to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide cultural opportunities for generations to come.

Programming support is provided in part by the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, and the City of Lead.
SMART center - Julius Street entrance
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, 1-5pm
Contact Information:
HHOH office at 605-584-2067
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