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Stratford Playhouse stages ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

April 10, 2017 GMT

The award-winning Stratford Playhouse presents “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” Neil Simon’s hilarious semi-autobiographical portrait of the writer as seen through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy, Eugene Morris.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m., April 27-29 and May 4-6, with a matinee performance on May 6 at 2:30 p.m., in the main stage auditorium at Stratford High School, 14555 Fern Drive.

Parental guidance suggested for children under the age of 13.

In pre-war-era Brooklyn, the most pressing thoughts on Eugene’s mind are baseball and girls. The play captures a few days in the life of a struggling family of six living under one roof: formidable mother, overworked father and his worldly older brother, Stanley.

Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly-aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

Directed by Christian Holmes, this Tony award-winning play is an affectionate and entertaining lesson in overcoming hard times with warmth, and humor, and is hailed as Simon’s “finest,” “funniest” and “richest” play to date.

Tickets for are $16 in advance and are available for purchase online or at the Stratford Box Office.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit shsplayhouse.org or call 713-251-3449. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.