Neil Simon’s ‘Biloxi Blues’ At Civic Center on April 4
Montana Rep will present Biloxi Blues at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre for one night only Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. This performance is part of the Florissant Fine Arts Council’s Applause/Applause series of professional national and international touring companies.
Neil Simon’s hit play follows the adventures of Eugene Morris Jerome and his fellow Army inductees as they struggle through basic training near Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943. An aspiring writer who sees himself as an outsider observing the craziness around him, Eugene hopes to somehow remain “neutral….like Switzerland.”
He spends most of his free time recounting conversations and impressions in his journal, feeling a little ashamed for betraying the “secret and private thoughts” of his fellow soldiers. The men are universal soldiers facing the same fears, anxieties, and loneliness that grip all young recruits about to encounter the ultimate test of combat.
Simon brings his great sense of humor and humanity to every word of this magnificent play. The national tour of the Montana Repertory company brings to the audience the best of the American theatre tradition They dedicate this production of Biloxi Blues to the men and women in our military ranks who help to protect and defend the American Dream.
Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors and students. This performance is part of the Florissant Fine Arts Council’s Applause/Applause series of professional national and international touring companies. Shows in this series range from Off-Broadway to off the continent, from tender drama to comedy.
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