Monday, June 20, 2016
Drayton Entertainment Starts Summer With Brighton Beach Memoirs
Last week we were invited to the attend the Brighton Beach Memoirs MEDIA NIGHT for at the Drayton Festival Theatre. What we witnessed was a story of maturity. Both the maturity of Eugene the main character and narrator, along with the maturity of his family as they come to terms with their living situation. It began as comedic tale of Eugene, a teenage boy beginning to understand the interest in the female form, while dreaming about becoming either a major league baseball player or his fallback career choice of being a writer. Soon after, the tone of the play changed as Eugene was learning more and more what adult life would look like. The storyline went from snappy banter to emotional speeches about the strenuous situation his family was living in. While the time frame of this stage production was set in the months leading up to the second World War, this relate-able tale could very well have taken place in today's world. Learning how a family deals with live-in relatives, being overworked and underpaid, the threat of war, and children growing up to fast are still issues families deal with in a modern day world. To see how Eugene's family dealt with the circumstances they felt they were forced into, be sure to plan a trip to see Brighton Beach Memoirs and kick off your summer with a show!
Tickets are $44 for Adults and $26 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com, in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, or by calling toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866)