WWII Comedy ‘Biloxi Blues’ Arrives at the BPAC

By admin | February 4, 2013 | Press Release

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The WWII comedy, Biloxi Blues, comes to the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 4 at 7:30pm.

The Bologna Performing Arts Center is proud to present Biloxi Blues on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.   Lots of laughter is in store for audiences attending this coming-of-age tale about twenty-year-old Eugene, who is drafted during WWII and is shipped from his Brooklyn home to boot camp in Biloxi Mississippi.

Set in 1943, Biloxi Blues follows Eugene and his comrades through basic training.  This comedy shows soldiers facing the same fears, anxieties, and loneliness that grip all young recruits about to encounter the ultimate test of combat. The New York Times said “Biloxi Blues is both heartwarming and funny.”  The second chapter in a series of semi auto-biographical plays, Biloxi Blues is Neil Simon at his best.

Simon’s Tony Award-winning beloved comedy, Biloxi Blues, will be performed by one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country, the Montana Repertory Theatre.  Variety stated Biloxi Blues has “witty one-liners… along with stirringly emotional revelations.”

A display of World War II memorabilia from the Delta State University Archive’s collections featuring letters, diaries, maps, uniforms and photographs of the home front and war front will be presented in the Bologna Performing Arts Center lobby from February 25 through March 4.  Before the performance, Monday, March 4, Representatives from the Bolivar County Public Library will also be on hand with more information and resources about World War II in the Delta.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Ticket Office (662-846-4626), online at, or at the door the day of the performance.