Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 18, 1999

Whitworth College Presents Fall 1999 Production of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

Whitworth College's Theatre Department will present Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs as its fall 1999 production. Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first play in Simon's autobiographical trilogy that includes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. Set in Brighton Beach, New York in 1937, the play portrays "the intimate, often funny, frequently touching observations of Eugene Jerome's family as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Eugene," says director Rick Hornor, professor of theatre at Whitworth College.

Brighton Beach Memoirs will run Thursday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at Whitworth College's Cowles Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Theatre Department at (509) 777-3707.

Contacts:

Rick Hornor, professor of theatre, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4430.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729.

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