Media Resources: Biloxi Blues

Clayton Community Theatre presents Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon, directed by Sam Hack.

Performances: Thursday - Saturday May 2, 3, 4, 9, and 11 at 8:00 p.m, Sundays May 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m. (No performance Friday May 10)

Location: Washington University South Campus Theater, 6501 Clayton Road, Clayton MO

Director: Sam Hack

Full press release (PDF): coming soon 

This well-known play, the second in Simon’s semi-autobiographical “Eugene trilogy,” centers on Eugene's observations of the contest of wills between his drill sergeant and an intellectual recruit at a Biloxi, Mississippi, Army base in 1943. Along the way, he loses his innocence in many ways. It is both a reflection on prejudice and people’s reaction to prejudice, and also hilariously funny from beginning to end; and it is the winner of multiple Tony awards. CCT plans to present the entire trilogy over three seasons.

More information about the play, on Wikipedia: at this link

Press photos: on Flicker at this link

Reviewer comp tickets available from the box office, by Email at tickets@placeseveryone.org, or by phone at 314-721-9228.

Media contact: Nathan Schroeder, media@placeseveryone.org

Design team:

  • Director – Sam Hack

  • Assistant Director – Erin Struckhoff

  • Producer – Nathan Schroeder

  • Set Designer – Andrew and Zac Cary

  • Lighting Designer – Nathan Schroeder

  • Costume Designer – Jean Heckmann

Cast:​​

  • Eugene Morris Jerome – Patrick Blanner (AFL award winner for playing the same role in Brighton Beach Memoirs last season)

  • Roy Selridge – Sam Guillemette (making his CCT debut)

  • Donald Carney – Jeremy Schnelt (part of CCT’s production of Inherit the Wind, also well known at First Run Theater and the Theater Guild of Webster Groves)

  • Arnold Epstein – Michael Bouchard (familiar to CCT audiences as Bo Decker in Bus Stop)

  • Joseph Wykowski – Jack Lehmann (making his CCT debut)

  • Sgt. Merwyn J. Toomey – Jeff Struckhoff (known to CCT audiences from Bus Stop, A View from the Bridge, and others)

  • James Hennesey – Gregory Savel (part of CCT’s award-winning production of Macbeth)

  • Rowena – Annie Valuska (often seen at First Run Theatre, Theater Guild of Webster Groves, and other venues, making her CCT debut)

  • Daisy Hannigan – Amanda Crawford (making her CCT debut)