In Neil Simon’s darkly funny memoir of his family in 1930s Brooklyn, fourteen-year-old Eugene is preoccupied by his passion for the Yankees and his lust for his beautiful cousin, Nora. Eugene’s comic growing pains contrast with the darker issues troubling his family: poverty, illness and the growing Nazi threat to relatives in Europe. Simon creates a Brooklyn full of memorable characters, humor and truth. A BBC and KCRW co-production.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Max Casella as Morris Jerome
Peter Michael Goetz as Jacob ‘Jack’ Jerome
Valerie Harper as Kate Jerome
Alexana Lambros as Laurie Morton
Anna Sophie Loewenberg as Nora Morton
Jonathan Silverman as Stanley Jerome
Joyce Van Patten as Blanche Morton
Directed by Gordon House. Recorded before a live audience at KCRW Studios, Santa Monica in June of 1993.