Leaving Iowa: Comic Family Vacation Saga at Pheasant Run Resort
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Neil Simon changed the course of his career when he wrote Brighton Beach Memoirs, the first play of his Tony Award-winning Eugene Trilogy. Never before had Simon's writing been so personal, reflecting the actual individuals and hardships that defined his Depression-era youth. Brighton Beach Memoirs centers around Eugene Morris Jerome, a Jewish-American teenager in the throes of puberty. Complicating Eugene's coming-of-age are the relatives that crowd his family's Brooklyn apartment, including his parents, his older brother, his aunt and his two female cousins, one of whom he finds far too attractive for his own good. Critics have praised the play for its humor, but also for its clear-eyed look at the tough choices that faced many American families in the '30s. Brighton Beach Memoirs has all the force and vitality of real memories -- and like them, lingers in the mind for years. Learn More
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The actors did a good job -- but I didn't like the material. I like road trips, so it didn't work for me. If you hate road trips, you will be able to relate to this play. Play did a good job of showing the whining kids, etc. but there was not...continued
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Are we there yet?
__Don’t make me turn this car around! __
I have to go to the bathroom!
Middle-aged writer Don Browning is searching for the perfect spot to scatter his father’s ashes. As he travels the paths his family took on their annual vacations, images of his father and the shared family tortures surround his memories. This homegrown comedy will have you revisiting your fond (and not-so-fond) memories of your youth.
*Rachel Rockwell *(Director) is pleased to return to Noble Fool Theatricals where her work was last seen in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (2010), Married Alive and Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical. Recent directing credits include _Ragtime (Jeff nomination) at Drury Lane Oakbrook, The Emperor’s New Clothes_ at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, _The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Les Miserables _(associate), _Nunsense, Disney’s High School Musical, Seussical, Disney’s Aladdin, Princess and the Pea_ and Cinderella at the Marriott Theatre: Miss Saigon (Jeff nomination) and _The Wizard of Oz at Drury Lane Oakbrook and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! _at Drury Lane Water Tower Place. Rachel served as choreographer for _A Chorus Line _at the Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook’s production of _The King & I _(Jeff nomination), _Bye Bye Birdie _at Northwestern University, Up, Lost Land & The Cherry Orchard at Steppenwolf; _Midlife! The Crisis Musical _at Little Theatre on The Square; _Houdini _& Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… at the Marriott Theatre and _The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet _& _Measure for Measure _at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. As a performer, Rachel has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and national tours of _Mamma Mia! _and Hal Prince’s _Show Boat. __Chicago Magazine_ recently named her Chicago’s “best director” of 2010.