BEAT THE FEBRUARY BLUES WITH NEIL SIMON’S BILOXI BLUES
OSKALOOSA, IA — Award-winning playwright Neil Simon’s masterpiece, Biloxi Blues, is coming to the George Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
This national tour of Neil Simon’s award-winning play follows the adventures of Eugene Morris Jerome and his fellow Army inductees as they struggle through basic training near Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1943. An aspiring writer who sees himself as an outsider observing the craziness around him, Eugene hopes to somehow remain “neutral… like Switzerland.” He spends much of his free time recounting conversations and impressions in his journal, feeling a little ashamed for betraying the “secret and private thoughts” of his fellow soldiers.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Biloxi Blues is hailed by The New York Times as “both heartwarming and funny.”
Biloxi Blues is a comedy about young men going off to war and Mr. Simon brings his great sense of humor and humanity to every word. These men are universal soldiers facing the same fears, anxieties, and loneliness that grip all young recruits about to encounter the ultimate test of combat.
This stage play is recommended for high school audiences and older. Tickets are on-sale now – get yours early to avoid the line at the box office. Call the George Daily Auditorium box office at 641-672-0799, or go to www.georgedaily.org to watch a promotional video or purchase tickets. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and group rates are available. Sponsored by Clow Valve Co.