Recent News

« Back to News

Apr 14, 2015 |

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Buy Tickets

Project Theatre is proud to present Brighton Beach Memoirs.  Here is 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. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, 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 Grandpa the Socialist 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.”

“Brings a fresh glow to Broadway…In many respects his funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays.” – New York Daily News

“Simultaneously poignant and funny. The characters are fully dimensional, believable…An outstanding show…the best seen on Broadway in too long a time.” – Variety

“Hilarious comedy…His finest play…A delightful and enriching experience.” – CBS-TV

WHEN: May 1 and 2 @ 7pm May 3 @ 2 pm

May 7, 8 and 9 @ 7pm

Tickets: Adult $10, Student $5, Thespians $2


  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes
  • Find Your Community

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Find Your Community
  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Giving

    The hottest ticket in town: Our annual auction features performances and art by Northwest Academy students. The event draws a broad audience of current families and community arts patrons.

    Giving
    Club Cabaret