Matinee performances available at 2 p.m., Oct. 12 & 13
Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs was a Broadway hit in 1983 and again in 2009. The play is a comedic portrait of a young teenage boy in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Dreaming of baseball and girls, the boy must cope with the mundane existence of his family and the difficulty of living with seven people under one roof. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."