BILOXI BLUES

Step back into the time of WW11 for this classic Neil Simon’s comedy at the Pavilion Theatre at Castle Hill, staged by Castle Hill Players and directed by Meredith Jacobs.

Biloxi Blues is a semi autobiographical account of Neil Simon’s time in a basic training camp..

Eugene M Jerome is on a hot, smelly train to Biloxi, Mississippi to undergo basic training before shipping out to join the war.

Wide-eyed and innocent, Eugene holds three wartime goals; to become a writer, stay alive and lose his virginity.

His enthusiastic pursuit of all three mixed with an exhilaration for life makes him a target for teasing and the not so friendly attention of the platoon’s crazy Drill Sergeant.

But amongst the push-ups, the latrine duty, and the questionable food there is Daisy, the charming, well-read convent girl who Eugene falls for at a USO dance.

Biloxi Blues is on from July 26 until August 17. Book tickets at www.paviliontheatre.org.au