The St. Joseph’s Players production of Broadway Bound opens Saturday, May 15, at Rusack Hall at St. Joseph’s of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. The play is the final chapter in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical Eugene Trilogy.

The story follows the earlier parts of the trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, which have previously been presented by the St. Joseph’s Players.

Directed by the energetic and indefatigable Rebecca Havely–who also directed the first and second installments of the trilogy– this third play is magically cast:  Vincent Thomas (Eugene), Cyrus Short (Stanley), Howie Cohen (Jack), Rebecca Havely (Kate), Bob Noble (Ben), and Shelly Sheckler (Blanch) portray the Jerome family.

The plays runs Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m., through June 5.


Broadway Bound will be followed in short order by the Players’ production of The Nerd, written by Larry Shue, running from June 25 through July 17 at Rusack Hall.

Tickets, and gift certificates, for both productions are available at Align the Spine Chiropractic, 55898 29 Palms Hwy., Suite B, Yucca Valley.  Buy now and get a dollar off each ticket.

Call for reservations:  (760) 362-9319. The church is located at 56312 Onaga Trail, at Church Street, Yucca Valley.