AUDITION DATES: Neil Simon’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ Thursday 12/29, Friday 12/30

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Final Audition Call:
Thursday, December 29th: 6 pm – 8 pm
Friday, December 30th: 6 pm – 8pm
NCRD Performing Arts Lobby 36115 9th Street Nehalem, OR 97131.
If you cannot make these audition times, please contact Vicki Haker at to arrange an audition.
To audition, no preparation is necessary. Auditions will use a cold-read format. Those auditioning will be asked to read sides and may read for multiple characters.
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 17th – April 2nd.
Performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm.
Sunday Matinees at 2 pm.
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. Standing in for the author, Eugene Jerome 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.”
JACOB “JACK” JEROME – Male, 40-45, Husband and Father
KATE JEROME – Female, 40-45, Mother, Wife, Blanche’s sister
STANLEY JEROME – Male, Late Teens
EUGENE JEROME – Male, Mid Teens
BLANCHE MORTON – Female, Mid-late 30’s, Kate’s sister
NORA MORTON – Female, Late Teens, Blanche’s daughter
LAURIE MORTON – Female, Early Teen, Blanche’s daughter
TIME PERIOD – 1930’s
SETTING – Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. September 1937.
FEATURES – Period Costumes
CAUTIONS – Mild Adult Themes