Brighton Beach Memoirs

This heartwarming coming-of-age comedy by Neil Simon (author of EPAC's 2011 hit Lost in Yonkers) is inspired by Simon's own youth in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood during the Depression. Eugene Jerome, the playwright's alter-ego, shares with us the challenges of puberty, his shaky self-image, and assorted family problems when his recently widowed aunt and her two daughters move in with the family.

"Under the direction of Michael Swanson, the Ephrata production strikes every emotional note on pitch, with a fine cast that truly feels like a family."

Susan Pena, Reading Eagle


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"'Brighton Beach Memoirs' ... a lovely production ... well worth the trip to EPAC to see it"

Marakay Rogers,
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"The cast — or rather family — is perfection in all its imperfections. Rarely do you see a cast that fits together so beautifully."

Laura Knowles, Lancaster Online


Creative Team

Directed by Michael Swanson
Ally Ortiz, Stage Manager
Beth Lewis, Props
Veronica Craig, Costumes
S. Benjamin Farrar, Set/Light
Brett Fahnstock, Sound
Steve Schelling, Technical Director


Brian Soutner, Eugene
Quinn Corcoran, Stanley
Rob Adams, Jack
Robin Payne, Kate
Cynthia Charles, Blanche
Morgan Konopelski, Nora
Olivia Brown, Laurie



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Ephrata, PA 17522

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