Workshop Production, Winter 2022: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs

by Neil Simon
Friday & Saturday, March 4-5 @ 8 pm

a workshop production
The Bentley Theater
FREE; tickets required
Available via the Hopkins Center Box Office

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 walk-up: a formidable mother, an overworked father, and an 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."

Presented as a workshop production, with Act I fully staged and Act II performed as a staged reading.

ROWAN MACLEAN '25 & GWENDOLYN ROLAND '25 stage managers

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Please note: due to current covid policies ticket reservations are required. Attendees are required to either show proof of vaccination (and booster, if eligible) or negative covid test, OR they will need to present their Dartmouth ID upon arrival at the theater. Details about Hopkins Center Health & Safety policies are available HERE.

Brighton Beach Memoirs event program