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SVC Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues in honor of Veterans Day 2012
Published on Sun, Oct 7, 2012 (4:26 p.m.)SVC Theatre will be presenting Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues in honor of Veterans’ Day this November 9th at 7:00pm and November 10th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm at the Henderson Convention Center. Doors will open at 6:00pm with a USO-style pre-show. SVC Theatre will be donating a portion of the ticket sales to the Southern Nevada Blinded Veterans Regional Group.
Biloxi Blues, directed by Andrew Wright, is a coming of age story about a young man in the army during World War II. The main character, Eugene Morris Jerome, takes us through this heartfelt yet humorous look at the experiences of a group of men attending boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. All the while, he records his thoughts in his memoirs. Occasionally dramatic and often hilarious, Biloxi Blues shows the challenges these men face as they prepare for war, adjust to their new comrades and struggle to maintain their identities in an environment where uniformity and obedience may save their lives one day.
The USO Pre-show will have an authentic 1940’s feel. There will be 1940’s music, singing, and dancing, as well as candy girls selling your favorite sweet treats, candy cigarettes, and bubble-gum cigars. While patrons are waiting for the show to start, they can also have their picture taken with the Biloxi Blues’ Calendar Girl.
SVC Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community theatre that aims to provide the Henderson and South Valley of Las Vegas communities with opportunities to participate in theatre either as a production partner, performer, or audience member. For information on participating as a sponsor, production team member, or performer in this or future SVC Theatre productions, contact Trish Wade at 702-481-6919. Biloxi Blues has adult themes and language and is not recommended for individuals under 16 years of age.