Bridge Drama
present



Brighton Beach Memoirs
by Neil Simon




Saturday,
9 March 2019
7.30 p.m.

Please note earlier start time.




Important:

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)



The Play

Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other - with laughter, tears and love. It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression and Eugene lives in Brighton Beach with his family. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex and forever fantasising his baseball triumphs as star pitcher for the New York Yankees. As our guide through his 'memoirs', Eugene takes us through a series of trenchant observations and insights that show his family meeting life's challenges with pride, spirit and a marvellous sense of humour. But as World War II looms ever close, Eugene sees his own innocence slipping away as the first important era of his life ends and a new one begins.


Act 1:
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York. A September evening 1937
Act 2: A week later in the evening



Cast

Eugene

Sean Byrne

Blanche

Mairéad Cummings

Kate

Louise Wickham dillon

Laurie

Ailbhe Tierney

Nora

Katie Connick

Stanley

Cillian Tobin

Jack

Paul Tobin


Crew

Director

Pat Whelan

Lighting

Ken Murphy

Sound

Frank Ryan
Nick Whelan

Set Design & Decor

Pat Whelan

Set Construction

Pat Curran

Costume

Denise Leahy

Hair & Make-Up

Sharon Carr

Stage Management

Yvonne Murphy

Accent Coach

Paul Tobin
Pete McCamley

Stage Crew

Liam Clancy
Pat Curran
Madeline Flanagan
Seamus Murphy
Davy O'Brien
Adrian Power
Kieron Ruttledge
Mairead Ryan
Michael Stafford
Myles Sunderland



The Group

Founded in 1998, Bridge Drama is based in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford. The group have been competing on the amateur Drama 3-Act Circuit for a number of years and highlights include winning the all Ireland Confined Finals in 2009 with Geraldine Aron's Same Old Moon, winning the RTE All Ireland Finals in Athlone in 216 and also the Ulster Finals that year with its production of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers. In 2018, the group achieved third place in Athlone with Michael Cooney's Cash on Delivery.
Cast Photo


Cast and Crew Photo