The last play in Simon's semiautobiographical Brighton Beach Trilogy, about aspiring writer "Eugene Jerome," starts Eugene toward marriage and a career in writing comedy as his nuclear family undergoes various forms of fission around him. There are no weak links in the performance ensemble, only strong and stronger, with JoBeth Williams the standout for her often-affecting, even powerful, depiction of Eugene's mother. Of course, she does get the juiciest moments in this mixture of humor and drama. This deft production, while not profound, moves and entertains. The infectious laughter of a live audience enhances the experience. W.M. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]
Library Ed. L.A. Theatre Works 2009
CD ISBN 9781580813914 $25.95 One CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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