By Neil Simon
Directed by Meredith Jacobs
JUL 26 – AUG 17
The Army made Eugene a man, but Daisy gave him basic training!
It is 1943 and Eugene M Jerome is on a hot, smelly train to Biloxi, Mississippi to undergo basic training before shipping out to join the war. Wide-eyed and innocent, Eugene holds three wartime goals; to become a writer, stay alive and lose his virginity. His enthusiastic pursuit of all three mixed with an exhilaration for life makes him a target for teasing and the not so friendly attention of the platoon’s crazy Drill Sergeant. But amongst the push-ups, the latrine duty, and the questionable food there is Daisy, the charming, well-read convent girl who Eugene falls for at a USO dance.
This laugh out loud comedy sneaks in some poignant and heartfelt moments as Eugene learns the power of the written word and the difference between making a stand and simply standing by.
An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.