Broadway Bound is a story about Eugene, a young man growing
up in Brighton Beach with his older brother Stan. They aspire
to become successful comedic writers. As Eugene tries to handle
the problems faced working with his brother, he also has to
deal with his parents impending divorce and his grandfather’s
attempts to keep them together.
The cast includes Jim Tharp (grandfather), Sharon Adair (Eugene’s
mother), Virginia Jones (his aunt), and John Hunt (his father).
The ensemble cast brought Simon’s family to life in this
essentially autobiographical comedy.
While it explores family issues that everyone can relate to,
and includes jokes the people of most ages can relate to, because
of its focus on divorce, this is not a play for young children.
The set, design by George Spelvin, perfectly reflects the time
period and locale of the play and makes effective use of a
very small stage.
Broadway Bound is the third and final play of Simon’s
autobiographical trilogy and the second Simon play directed
by Maltby for HPU Theatre. The first one was Brighton Beach
Memoirs, which was presented in the fall of 1994.
Broadway Bound runs through Dec. 5. For reservations call