Join us for auditions for Gold Camp Players Adult Community Theatre Play.
(Parental advisory: Adult situations, comedy, language.)
AUDITIONS consist of cold reading from the script.
Director: Sierra Ward
Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 pm
Monday, September 23 at 5:00 pm
Auditions take place at the back entrance of the Homestake Opera House in the Smart Center Conference Room at 308 Julius Street, Lead, SD. 605-584-2067
Brighton Beach Memoirs is 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.
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."
”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
EUGENE - almost 15
BLANCHE - 38
KATE JEROME - 40 year-old, Blanche's sister, Eugene's mother
LAURIE - 13
NORA - her sister, lovely at 16
STANLEY JEROME - 18
JACOB "JACK" JEROME - about 40, Eugene's father
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 and the City of Lead.