San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Weldon Durham
Coming to the stage:
October 10 - 12 and October 17 - 19, 2013 at 8pm
October 13 and October 20, 2013 at 3pm
THE STORY: This memory play is set in Yonkers, New York in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercees Ruehl, and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances. Bella is 35 years-old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons 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, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, Bella's brother and a small-time hood in a strange new world called Yonkers.
Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award
“The best play Simon ever wrote.” —NY Post
“Broadway desperately needs a comedy, a drama, and a hit. With Lost in Yonkers, Mr. Simon has given us all three.” —Wall Street Journal
“One of Simon's most impressive and funniest plays.” —NY Daily News.