Lost in Yonkers

By Neil Simon

Directed by Monroe Dewberry
February 27, 28, March 1 and 2, and March 6, 7, 8 and 9, 1997
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Heidi Bevill, Joey Carlisle, Kris Lee, Aaron Monroe, William (Billy) Moody, Shelia Ranée Tolar, and Marsha Williams

Lost in Yonkers tells the story of two boys who have lost their mother and whose father is forced to go out of town and become a salesman to earn a living. Set in 1942 Yonkers in the two-bedroom apartment above Kurnitz's Kandy Shop, the father has to leave his boys with their grandmother who is, to say the least, a fearsome German-Jewish tyrant woman.

Jay and Arty, the two teenaged boys, soon learn their own techniques for living in this dysfunctional family and become a sort of comic Greek chorus to the drama of daily life in the Kurnitz household. It takes nearly a year before they are rescued by their absent father, and in that time, they will discover that of all the wounded hearts in the family, maybe Grandma's is the most wounded of all.

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