Growing pains at the Abbey

The Abbey Theatre, Arbroath.

The Abbey Theatre, Arbroath.

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Family, baseball and girls! How much is a teenager expected to bear?

For the Abbey Theatre Club’s next production growing up in Brighton Beach, New York, in 1937 is no picnic for Jewish teenager Eugene Jerome, as he reveals in this comedy.

Neither is living with seven other family members, particularly his Aunt Blanche and her two daughters, Nora and Laurie, who have come to live there after their father’s death, but at least he has his older brother Stanley to look up to.

‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ produced by Heather Osborne, is a heart-warming, coming of age comedy about the power of family and never giving up on the ones you love.

The play is from the pen of acclaimed writer Neil Simon, who adapted this for the big screen in 1986 and is also known for the likes of ‘Biloxi Blues’, ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Lost in Yonkers’ among many others.

It will run at the Abbey Theatre, West Abbot Street, Arbroath, from Friday, October 17, to Saturday, October 25, excluding Sunday. Curtains up at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are available now via VisitScotland on 01241 872609.