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Marshall theatre students to present ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ by Neil Simon

Marshall University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present the Neil Simon play “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, through Saturday, April 13, in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

The play is a coming-of-age comedy about Eugene Morris Jerome, a Jewish teenager growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937 and is the first in a trilogy of Simon’s plays that also includes “Biloxi Blues” and “Broadway Bound.”

“It’s a show that speaks to anyone who remembers what it’s like to come of age at the onset of extraordinary times and how family bonds last a lifetime,” said Samuel Kincaid, box office and public relations manager for the School of Theatre and Dance.

The play is directed by Marshall University School of Theatre alumnus T. Michael Murdock, who is also the co-founder and artistic director of The Alchemy Theatre in Huntington.   The play stars George Kinley as Eugene; Camden Gleason as Stanley; Jimi Lawson as Jack; Samantha Phalen as Kate; Nikki Riniti as Blanche; Eliza Aulick as Nora and Kate Kennedy as Laurie.

Tickets are available at the door and by contacting 304-696-ARTS. They are free for Marshall students with a valid MU ID. They are $22 general admission and $15 for seniors aged 60 and older and Marshall employees. The production is sponsored by the School of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts and Media.

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