LAKE PLACID The Community Theatre Players are presenting Neil Simons Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on October 12, 13, 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m., with a matinee on October 14 at 2 p.m.
Brighton Beach Memoirs is the coming of age story of Eugene Jerome, a 15-year-old Brooklyn boy in 1937. Eugene provides a humorous narration of this slice of his familys life as they work through some trying times. His big brother, 19-year-old Stanley, faces his own life decisions but still tries to teach Eugene the ways of the world. Eugenes parents, Jack and Kate, are just trying to make ends meet in a household that has expanded to include Kates recently widowed younger sister Blanche and her daughters, Nora and Laurie.
Ticket prices are $12/adult, $10/student/Senior for evening performances and $10/adult, $8/student/Senior for matinee. The suggested rating for the show is PG-13.
This production is funded, in part, by a grant from the North American Sports Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. This Fund provides the financial opportunity for North America Sports, Inc. to help the many nonprofit organizations who support Ironman events. The North America Sports Community Fund has donated more than $350,000 to groups in the Lake Placid/Adirondack area in the past four years. The Adirondack Community Trust is one of over 600 community foundations across the U. S. working to build permanent funds to help meet current and future needs of communities and non-profits.
Community Theatre Players (CTP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing entertainment and theatrical experience to the North Country. Each year CTP sponsors the Chester B. McKirahan Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a local high school student entering an accredited institution to study Fine or Performing Arts. CTP performs a musical every spring and a stage play every fall as well as various productions in different venues throughout the year.
If you are interested in becoming a member or contributing to the Community Theatre Players, contact Kristin Finn at (518) 891-7362 or write to PO Box 69, Ray Brook, NY 12977.