Auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs
on Saturday, May 16
and Sunday, May 17, 2015
at the Westchester Playhouse
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs,
on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10am-3pm and on Sunday, May 17 from 7-10pm.
Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 18 at 7pm.
Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045.
Performance dates are July 10 to August 15, 2015 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.
This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Valerie Ruel by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon. It is the first chapter in what is known as his Eugene Trilogy, followed by Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. This first play centers on 15 year old Eugene Jerome who lives with his family in Brighton Beach during the height of the depression in 1937. He has dreams of becoming a star pitcher for the New York Yankees alternating with his growing awareness of girls. Eugene narrates the play with wit and takes us through his memories and reflections of himself and his family as they share their laughter, tears and love as they navigate the hard times of the depression.
Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts.
Please be familiar with the play and its characters. It centers on a Jewish family living in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn in 1937. Sides will be made available to you the day of auditions. Be prepared for readings from the sides and possible improv.
If you have any questions, please email
To meet the Brighton Beach Memoirs production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at
7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.