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.”
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“‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ … a lovely production … well worth the trip to EPAC to see it”
“The cast — or rather family — is perfection in all its imperfections. Rarely do you see a cast that fits together so beautifully.”