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CRITIC'S CHOICE CANCELED
CRITIC'S CHOICE CANCELED due to passing of Howard Hirsch More!

HOWARD HIRSCH PASSES
Howard Hirsch passes after a long illness. More!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
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THE SHOPPES AT FARMINGTON VALLEY SPONSOR US FOR OUR THIRD SEASON
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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS
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BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS  By Neil Simon

February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22
Fri & Sat at 8:00 PM, Sun Mat at 2:00 PM
 
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
 

CRITIC'S CHOICE

Due to the untimely passing of Howard Hirsch, our Artistic Director, this performance has, unfortunately, been  C A N C E L E D

by Ira Levin

 Originally planned for November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22
 
As The New York Times describes it: The hero is a drama critic.  What is the most searching way totest this paragon's integrity?  Have his wife write a play.  A stinker…naturally.  He heckles the little woman, tells her she won't finish the play, and when it is completed, candidly informs her that it is awful.  And what's worst of all, he insists that on opening night he will do his duty like a man; he'll review the play himself.  There you have the beginnings of the problem.  What will he do…protect his marriage or his integrity?  You'll laugh your head off all the way to the answer.

"Fresh and funny."  --  The New York Times

"A Broadway hit!"  -- The New York Daily NewsFriday and Saturday 
 
The Theater is Located in the Canton Town Hall,
4 Market Street on the Corner of Market and Main Street
in Collinsville, CT


Mail should be directed to:
Farmington Valley Stage Company
Business Office
241 Talcott Notch Road
Farmington, CT 06032