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East Ridge High to present Brighton Beach Memoirs on Feb. 13-16

East Ridge High to present Brighton Beach Memoirs on Feb. 13-16 The East Ridge High School Theater Department invites the public to make plans to attend the funny, heartwarming show of a family Brighton Beach, N.Y., as they present “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on Feb. 13-15 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets stop by the school office, located at 13322 Excalibur Road in Clermont or email Vince Santo at

A dinner theater will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. The cost of the diner and show is $20. Tickets for only the show are $10. Reservations are required.

Part of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, “Brighton Beach Memoirs” provides 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, a Polish-Jewish American teenager, is going through puberty, a sexual awakening, and search for identity all while dealing with his intense family. Eugene’s formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley create a unique living environment. 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.”