Brighton Beach Memoirs

A Play by Neil Simon                                  By: Amber Delaney

The Great Depression

The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939.It was the worst economic crisis in the country’s history and had left a permanent scar on American society causing millions of people to become jobless, homeless and starved for nearly a decade. In an American culture that measured self-worth by success, many moneymakers from the Roaring Twenties felt deep humiliation when they found themselves unable even to put food on their families’ tables. Even today, nearly every survivor of the Great Depression can still recall the feelings of hunger and desperation. The great depression is something still discussed to this day.

Colleges in the 1930's

  Colleges in the 1930's only had a tuition of $400, including the general fee. The room and board fee is $520 and the book fee is $35. The difference between college then and college now is the the cost is very different. Today the cost of college per year is about $10,000, not including room, boarding and books. The Mascot for the college I picked is a Bruin Bear.

  Not only will you have to pay for tuition and boarding, but you will also have to pay for everyday necessities such as, gas, food, and Quite possibly a new car. For food and clothes alone, you could be paying up to $1,989 a year. The cost for transportation is about $1,073.

Stan's Apology Letter

Dear Mr.Stroheim,

   I want to apologize for sweeping the mess on to you shoes yesterday. I just felt angry when you made me clean up Andrew's mess. I really didn't mean to and I honestly do not know what came over me. I promise nothing like this will ever happen again.

  I understand that I have only been here for a couple of years, but I have been your most loyal employee. When ever you needed someone to run down to the factory, who would you go to? Me. Who would always go to the factory and back to fastest? Me. I understand that what I did was wrong, but it was the first and last time anything like that will ever happen.

  Mr.Stroheim, I have never asked anything of you before. I absolutely need this job in order to help my family get by. I cannot stress enough how sorry I am. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

                                                                                                  Greatest Apologies, Stanley Jerome

The Phantom of the Opera

The first showing of The Phantom of the Opera was on October 9, 1986. as of today, the ticket prices vary from as little as $37 to as much as almost $200.

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