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A Dramatic Comedy
Director :: Tom Bubrig
Assistant Director :: Tom Hassinger
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:00 PM (by appt. only, December 7)
Open Auditions. All roles are available. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
To schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact info. Please include a headshot (or recent photo) if you are new to 30 by Ninety. Feel free to also include any questions you may have. Put BRIGHTON BEACH as the SUBJECT.
Rehearsals begin on January 13 and will include most Mon. – Thurs. evenings.
No Rehearsal on the Monday and Tuesday of Mardi Gras.
The show runs weekends February 27 – March 14.
SYNOPSIS & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. 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.”
Eugene Morris Jerome – A normal 15-year-old boy who has recently discovered girls in a BIG way. He is obsessed with the female anatomy, which he’s never seen, and his other love of baseball. He wants to be a baseball player, but if that does not work out, he’ll settle for being a writer. He keeps a detailed journal of his family’s eccentricities. Eugene is concerned for his family, especially his overworked father, but complains about their demands on him. The play revolves around his memoirs, which are those of the young Neil Simon.
Stanley Jerome (18-21 years old) – He is the older brother of Eugene. Due to financial reasons, must work a factory job, which he hates. He tries to temper Eugene’s passions while attempting to please his parents, but he struggles with feelings of being trapped.
Jack Jerome (Late 40’s) – Father of the Jerome family who feels the pressure of supporting an extended family by working two jobs. In addition, all family members turn to him for advice and answers. He is patient, but very weary.
Kate Jerome (Mid 40’s) – She is the very strong mother who attempts to hold the family together and solve the hurts and problems of all of them. She is opinionated and very verbal, but also very loving.
Aunt Blanche (Early 40’s) – She is Kate’s younger sister, recently widowed, very indecisive, and dependent. She wants to have a life for herself and her daughters, but she does not know how or where to begin. She feels buried with her husband.
Nora – daughter of Blanche, Cousin to the Jerome boys – She is a very beautiful and ambitious 16-year-old girl with dreams of Broadway. She is often resentful of her younger sister who is pampered due to heart flutters. In addition, she is angry at her father for dying and leaving her with a weak mother.
Laurie – daughter of Blanche, Cousin to the Jerome boys- She is a studious, yet quietly mischievous, 13 year old who is all ears around the adult situations. She appears innocent, but she really has a grasp on what the others around her are “up to.”