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Brighton Beach Memoirs

  • Directed by Joe Nierle
  • Opened October 7th, 2005

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Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon

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Meet Eugene, whose boyhood fantasies of girls and baseball are about to collide with the miseries and rewards of growing into adulthood in his Depression-era Brooklyn family.

"If you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't live in this house."

Casting Breakdown

The cast consists of 4 women ages 13-40 and three men 15-40. The cast breakdown is as follows:

Eugene Jerome: (Max Rissman) 15 year old boy who narrates us through the story of his family and his personal realizations about girls and the way of life. Stanley Jerome: (Jason Cox) Eugene's 19 year-old brother who is concerned with his own life, but does play the big brother to Eugene. Jack Jerome: (Steve Nitka) 40 years old. Father/husband working overtime to feed and support his family. Kate Jerome: (Cody Dalton) 38 years old. Hard working, "keeping the family together,"no-nonsense woman. Blanche: (Joëlle Bochner) 38 year old sister to Kate. A widow who lives with the Jerome family with her two daughters, Nora and Laurie. Nora: (Aimee DeHope) 16 years old; Growing up Laurie: (Michelle Wilson) 13 years old; Playing helpless

About the Director

Joe Nierle An accomplished director, he has directed Chess, Sweeney Todd and The Secret Garden at the Chatham Playhouse. Joe can also be see running the Theater Department at Westfield High School.