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Spring Break in Nashville (con't)
The night before I left Nashville, I attended the Opening Night of University School of Nashville's (USN) stellar production of Neil Simon's, Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Brighton Beach Memoirs is a two act play that takes place in one set designed and constructed by Miss H's fellow Guild members. The play consisted of seven cast members. Set in Brighton Beach, NY in 1937 an extended family play out rising tensions induced by grief, cramped living space and loss of income.
Miss H did a wonderful job portraying Nora Morton, the teenage daughter of a widowed mother, living in her aunt and uncle's home. Nora grabbles with feelings of displacement, an interloper with no privacy in the cramped living space. She expresses all the angst of a young woman frustrated by her mother's lack of ingenuity and strength of character to forge a life and find a place to call their own.
Miss H is a graduating Senior and the week I spent in Nashville was a week froth with nervous tension for her. This performance in Brighton Beach Memoirs was her last in USN and she was anxiously waiting for replies to her University applications. She received many acceptance letters, but it wasn't until the day after I left she received the ONE. Acceptance into the University of her dreams.
The World is your Oyster Miss H. Go out there and grab it!