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05.02.2019 | BILOXI BLUES at Clayton Community Theatre | $15 - $25

May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 12, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 12, 2019

Categories: Theatre


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Clayton Community Theatre (CCT) presents Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues,” directed by Jessa Knust, for a two-week run, May 2-12, 2019 (no performance Friday May 10). Performance times: Thursday – Saturday at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm, at Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117. Tickets available by email at tickets@placeseveryone.org, by phone at 314-721-9228 or at the theater prior to performance. More information: www.placeseveryone.org.

This well-known play, the second in Simon’s semi-autobiographical “Eugene trilogy,” centers on Eugene’s observations of the contest of wills between his drill sergeant and an intellectual recruit at a Biloxi, Mississippi, Army base in 1943. Along the way, he loses his innocence in many ways. It is both a reflection on prejudice and people’s reaction to prejudice, and also hilariously funny from beginning to end; and it is the winner of multiple Tony awards. CCT plans to present the entire trilogy over three seasons.

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