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Biloxi Blues

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f, 6m

When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.

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    2f, 6m
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  • Winner! 1985 Tony® Award for Best Play
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The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound.

When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.

  • Time Period 1940s / WWII

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"A fine comedy, and another step in the process of making Simon neither so simple, nor so simplistic." - New York Post

"Joyous and unexpectedly rewarding." - The New York Times

"A play that rings with a newer, deeper, sweeter truth." - New York Magazine

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Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (1927-2018) is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in theatre history. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come ...

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