Lost In Yonkers
Opening October 16, 2014, for a ten-performance run over three weekends
Winner! 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Best Play - 1991 Tony Award
Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers is set against the background of America's involvement in World War II. Bella is middle-aged, mentally handicapped and living at home with her stern and imposing mother, Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'r-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. A widower and deeply in debt, Eddie is taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with her brother, Louie, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. The arrangement is a catalyst for a long overdue confrontation laced with natural humor and honesty. Newsweek declared, "Laughter and tears have come together in a new emotional truth. There are moments in this play when you experience a new kind of laughter for Simon, a silent laughter that doesn't explode into a yuk but implodes straight into your heart."
Director: Jeff Bennett; Associate Director: J Meyer; Producer: Caitlin Esposito.
Casts includes: Emily Eisen, Lee Kurfist, Matty Levenberg, Liam MacDonald, Jacqueline Misholy, Justine Waker, and Nissim Yaltzindeg.
Performance dates: October 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, November 1 at 8 PM; October 19, 26, November 2 at 3 PM
Bare Bones Theater
57 Main Street
Northport, NY 11768
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|