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Eugene Morris Jerome, drafted into the army and on his way to Biloxi, Mississippi, to undergo basic training, sets three goals for himself, to become a writer, stay alive, and lose his virginity
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The second hilarious installment of Neil Simon's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy follows a na ve Eugene Jerome through boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. His sadistic drill sergeant - who might just be nuts - is only part of Eugene's awakening journey in which he encounters an odd and eclectic group of fellow recruits and his first experiences with sex and love. A Tony Award winner for Best Play.
Includes an exclusive interview with Neil Simon.About the Author:
Neil Simon is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed playwrights. His succession of Broadway hits includes BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, SWEET CHARITY, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, BILOXI BLUES, BROADWAY BOUND, RUMORS, JAKE S WOMEN and LONDON SUITE. He has won the Tony Award for Best Play three times, including LOST IN YONKERS, which also garnered him the Pulitzer Prize. He is commercially the most successful playwright in history, with more than 30 shows on Broadway, including four that ran concurrently, a distinction afforded no other author. A first revival of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, the 1963 comedy inspired by his first marriage, recently opened on Broadway starring ANGELS IN AMERICA s Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet (Syriana, Something s Got to Give). Simon has adapted nearly all his plays for the big and small screen, including an Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Odd Couple in 1969. Born in The Bronx on the Fourth of July 1927, Simon settled in Manhattan as a young man after fulfilling his obligation to the Air Force Reserve. In 1946, he took a clerical job with Warner Bros. in New York and began writing comic material for the likes of Sid Caesar, who saw his potential and tapped him for his writing staff on Your Show of Shows , the landmark 1950s television series. Simon would win an Emmy for his contribution to the show, and another for his work on The Phil Silvers Show . In 1995, he received a Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime achievement. In addition to a recording of THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE in 1999, L.A. Theatre Works has recorded four of his other plays: CHAPTER TWO, PLAZA SUITE, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, LOST IN YONKERS and THE ODD COUPLE.
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