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Simon’s ‘Biloxi Blues’ at Forestburgh

June 21, 2011

FORESTBURGH, NY — Neil Simon’s hit, “Biloxi Blues,” will play at the Forestburgh Playhouse through Sunday, June 26. The play, written by Simon at the peak of his comic power, is a heartwarming story based on his own experiences in the army during Wolrd War II. The coming of age chronicle centers on the main character, Eugene Morris Jerome, played by Tyler Bellmon, when he is drafted and sent to Biloxi, MI for basic training.

This year’s performance is being directed by Scott Evans, who served as assistant director to David H. Bell for the new musical “Gut Bucket Blues” and was the assistant for the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center’s production of “Eleanor,” directed by John Tillinger and starring Jean Stapleton.
This year, Forestburgh’s post-show cabaret is “Rodgers and Hammerstein: Getting to Know Them.” For tickets visit or call 845/794-1194.