biloxi blues

Biloxi Blues

The Mississippi Bend Players will present present Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues June 14-16 and June 21-23.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

The semi-autobiographical play is the second in a trilogy, following Brighton Beach Memoirs, which the company staged in the summer of 2017. 

When the audience met Eugene Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs, he was coping with adolescence in 1930s Brooklyn. In Biloxi Blues he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about life and love along with some harsher lessons, at boot camp in Biloxi, Miss.

Biloxi Blues won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1985.

The play is the first of the Mississippi Bend Players' 2019 summer series: "The Military Through the Years." It will be followed by A Green River July 5-7 and 12-14, and Dames at Sea July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

"The Military Through the Years" salutes all active, reserve, and retired military personnel. A military ticket discount is available to all military and their families. Choose the military discount when buying tickets online or mention it when calling the ticket office.

Tickets are $20 per person; or $15 for seniors, children and any student with ID; $10 for members of the military and their families.