Neil Simon’s – Brighton Beach Memoirs – Auditions

WHO:

One Take Theatre

SEEKING:

Actors and actresses ages 14-30

AUDITION DATE:

Monday, June 25th from 3-6pm

CALLBACKS:

Wednesday, June 27th

Auditions will be held at the Eastchester Public Library: 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester NY 10709

Please come on time as you will be asked to read with fellow auditioners.

Rehearsal schedule will be decided based on cast schedules

Scenes from the show will be given out at auditions

Questions or Concerns? Can’t make the audition day and would still like to try out? Please contact Daniel Carlisto at nykchevy@yahoo.com or Kaitlin Tyler at kaitlin.joan.tyler@gmail.com

For more information on the company please visit our website, onetaketheatre.com

Summary:

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), a play in two acts by Neil Simon. Eugene Jerome , an ambitious, somewhat starry‐eyed teenager who wants to be a writer, lives with his extended Jewish family in a lower‐middle‐class home that is filled with tension. His father, Jack, works as a cutter in the garment trade, and his long, hard hours have wearied him. His mother, Kate, and her sister, Blanche, have harbored age‐old angers that finally explode. Nora is a beautiful young teenager trying to break into the world of Broadway Theatre, and Laurie is a young girl with a supposed heart problem that looks towards everyone else to do things for her. Eugene also has some assets, such as an ability to see through life’s short‐range problems and view matters with a cutting wit. Most problems do, in fact, seem to work themselves out for the Jeromes and there is every reason to believe Eugene will realize his ambition. An admittedly autobiographical work, many critics hailed the comedy as a move away from the wisecracking formula plays that Simon had previously offered.

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