Greetings from Newport, Oregon! It’s time to take a trip to the Central Oregon Coast, disc golf style. That’s right, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest, and now it just got even more enticing for those who enjoy hucking discs in the woods. Once in Newport, follow Hwy. 101 to the South Beach district on the south side of the historic, and extremely scenic, Yaquina Bay Bridge. Next, stop by the South Beach Market for some of the freshest and tastiest seafood the Oregon coast has to offer, and load up on some snacks and drinks (the disc golf course takes some energy to play, so be prepared). Finally, follow the signs for the Central Oregon Coast Community College (SE College Way) and take the short drive up into the coastal forest on a well paved, windy road until you see the sign for the disc golf course on your left. AHHH, PARADISE!
Neil Simon is one of the most prolific writers in American popular culture, having authored over 60 plays and movie screenplays, and winning Emmys, Tonys, Pulitzers and many more awards throughout his storied career.
One of our local favorites, The Red Octopus Theatre, is bringing Neil Simon to Newport, Oregon in their adaptation of his play The Brighton Beach Memoirs. The final run is this weekend, September 19-22.
From the Red Octopus Theatre website:
One of his best-loved plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs has been called Neil Simon’s love song to his youth. Simultaneously heartbreaking, heartwarming and hilariously funny. The New York Times called it “[Simon’s] funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays.”
Brighton Beach Memoirs is the semi-autobiographical story of Eugene – a Jewish teenager coming-of-age in a struggling household in 1937 Brooklyn. He learns about life, love, baseball, girls and more … while living in the shadow of the Great Depression, and under the looming threat of World War II.
To pre-order tickets for the final weekend visit their website at www.redoctupustheatre.org or call 541-265-ARTS.
The box office is located at 777 W. Olive, Newport and is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 1 hour prior to performance time.