The curtain is about to rise on The Spotlight Players of Beech Grove, Indiana as they open the first show of their season, Biloxi Blues, Friday, October 2. The show runs through October 18. The lights go down at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets prices are $12 for Indianapolis people and $10 for Indianapolis kids with a student ID and senior citizens.
Biloxi Blues is the second of Neil Simon’s play about the Brooklynite Eugene Morris Jerome, who you may have met in The Brighton Beach Memoirs. Eugene, now 20 years old, has been drafted into the army and is on his way to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. Eugene gets more than he bargained for once camp gets underway. In a cavalcade of men from all over the country with very different attitudes, Euguene comes of age. He falls in love for the first time, loses his virginity in less than ideal circumstances, and faces anti-Semitism from his superiors and fellow soldiers. All the while, Eugene makes notes in his journal as he chases what he really loves…writing.
Directed by Jeremy LaMonte and produced by Jeremy Tuterow, Biloxi Blues is classic Neil Simon. Take a break from your world and enter his slice of life play that will leave you with a strange feeling of satisfaction and hunger for more. How can you go wrong in an evening with Neil Simon? Staring Patrick Mullen, Ryan Powell, Mark Kamish, Adam Phillips, Patrick Becker, Jacob Danz, Reid Delehanty, Skye Tutino, and Stacy Sypos, Biloxi Blues at Spotlight Players Theatre is sure to entertain.
This Indianapolis performing arts group has been producing theater for the Circle City for a while now. They are up against some heavy hitters like the Phoenix Theatre, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, and Indianapolis Civic Theater. But somehow The Spotlight Players manage to hit it out of the park with practically every production. Indianapolis art and Indianapolis theater are proud to have so much diversity in the artistic pool.
For more information about upcoming performances at Spotlight Players Theater, or to purchase tickets and plan your trip to see Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon, visit their website.
While you are out for an evening on the town, do not forget to scout out some of your new favorite Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars. Treat yourself to a night out in Indy and discover what Indianapolis nightlife has to offer. I am sure you will find at times that Indianapolis can be a whole new city if you seek her out.