Saturday, April 22, 2006

Mid Hudson Theater Review - Brighton Beach Memoirs

The Coach House Players on Augusta Street in Kingston are putting on Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. Gale and I went to see it last night.

The cast was wonderful, Especially young Louis Daprile, who played Eugene. Charismatic, charming and frank he played the role brilliantly. Eguene's Older Brother Stanley was played brilliantly by Jared Whiteford - The Chemistry between the two brothers was excellent. The cast included Rosie Interrante as Kate, Deidra Knauth as Laurie, Audrey Markowitz as Aunt Blanche, Aundre Sedlak as Jack, and Alyssa Smith as Nora.

The set was well extremely well executed, as were the costumes. The set featured a multilevel house showing two upstairs bedrooms, and the living/dining room below, and the outside scenes were played at floor level.

The Play is set in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn in 1937. It is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of a Jewish teenager named Eugene Jerome experiencing puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his family, including his older brother Stanley, whom he idolizes.

If you want to go (and I certainly encourage you to)

Brighton Beach Memoirs
April 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8:00 PM
April 23, 30 at 2:00 PM
Coach House Players
Coach House
12 Augusta Street
Kingston, NY
Call: (845) 331-2476

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