Name: The Gold Camp Players present "Brighton Beach Memoirs" by Neil Simon
Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM MST
LEAD, SD – The Gold Camp Players at the Historic Homestake Opera House announce their fall production of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" Brighton Beach Memoirs is a play written for adult audiences, is a 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." REVIEWS: ”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 ***This Play is intended for an adult audience and it may contain adult language and situations.*** Performances November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:00pm and November 17 and 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door day of performances Adults $15, Members $10, Students 6-17 $5.00 or purchase at www.homestakeoperahouse.org. The ticket booth opens one hour prior to performances. Seating is first come, first serve. All proceeds benefit programming at the Historic Homestake Opera House. The building is wheelchair accessible and parking is in several lots within 3 blocks of the Opera House. Historic Homestake Opera House 313 W. Main Street, Lead, SD The Historic Homestake Opera House Society 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. For more information, contact the Historic Homestake Opera House office at 605-584-2067 or visit www.homestakeoperahouse.org. Programming support is provided in part by the South Dakota Arts Council, Coeur Wharf and the City of Lead.