/SC4 premiere’s “Biloxi Blues” Nov. 29

SC4 premiere’s “Biloxi Blues” Nov. 29

SC4 premiere’s “Biloxi Blues” Nov. 29

Amber Oile

Staff Writer

The premiere of the play “Biloxi Blues” hits St. Clair County Community College theatre on Nov. 29 until Dec. 2.

This play, written by Neil Simon, captures the life and experience of character Eugene Jerome, an army recruit during the time of World War II. After he leaves his hometown Brighton Beach and heads to Biloxi, Mississippi, Jerome is given a crash course in basic military training.

The Biloxi Blues Cast Photo Credit: Liz Whittemore

During that time Jerome and fellow recruits deal with their sergeant and Jerome builds a sort of acute perception on his writing. Jerome and his fellow recruits learn the true meaning of army life and make the transition from boys to men.

This play is directed by Tom Kephart and makes its debut Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m., an audience talkback will follow the performance. Other times include Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m, Saturday Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.