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Theatre Students Perform "Biloxi Blues"

 

biloxi blues.jpgThe Theatre Program at Eastern presented the Neil Simon autobiography, "Biloxi Blues," in Harry Hope Theatre on Oct. 18-21 and Oct. 23-24.

 

Written by Simon as the second in his autobiographical trilogy and directed by Theatre Professor Ellen Faith Brodie, "Biloxi Blues" was set during World War II, but presented young people in challenging situations similar to those experienced in today's world -- bigotry, sexual identity, one's readiness for combat in war and everyday life. Brodie says what excited her about directing this play was that the play reminded her "We also have the ability to transcend and forgive ourselves and others, and importantly, learn from the past to make a better future."

 

"Biloxi Blues" was the first of the Harry Hope Theatre's season of shows for the fall 2012 semester. Above, Stephanie Madden and Jesse Mercer during their first meeting at the USO dance during WWII in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," directed by Ellen Faith Brodie.

 

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