Brighton Beach Memoires is a Neil Simon comedy that tells the story of Eugene Jerome's coming of age in Brooklyn in 1937. He has a sexual awakening and needs to find his identity, despite the fact that there's always a family member underfoot. It's loosely based on Simon's own upbringing. The original Broadway production that ran from 1983-1986 was a huge success, featuring Matthew Broderick as Eugene, during the early days of his fame (a 2009 revival didn't do so well). This version will be presented by the Town Players of Newtown at their Little Theatre, located just off of Route 25.
Town Players' Little Theatre
18 Orchard Hill Road, Newtown. July 6-29. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sun. July 15 & 29, 2 p.m. $20, $15 for matinees, $10 for children 10 and under. (203) 270-9144, newtownplayers.org.