Lost in Yonkers

Lost In Yonkers, a Pulitzer Prize winning show written by America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, is a memory play set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella, (Kristyn Turner), is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz (Sally Chase).

As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie (Duane Bull) deposits his two young sons, Arthur (Sean Craig) and Jay (Chris Hallowell) on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman.

The boys are left to contend with Grandma, Bella and her secret romance, Aunt Gert (Heidi Hormel) who has a breathing illness, and with Uncle Louie (Brian Shea), a small-time hood, all in a strange new world called Yonkers.

Directed by Bob Brown, the show ran May 13–16, 20–22, 2010.

 

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