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.
When & Where
The New Depot Players
The New Depot Players are Conyers’ Premiere Theatre Troupe, and the resident theatre company at Center Street Arts, home of the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts. We produce a season of quality plays and musicals for youth and adults and are also dedicated to providing opportunities for the Conyers / Rockdale community to become involved in the artistic process—whether onstage, behind the scenes, in workshops or in the audience. Since 1976, The New Depot Players volunteers and patrons have been the backbone of the theatre’s success. Because of our commitment to quality and the vital community involvement, the theatre troupe has forged a remarkable legacy that continues to make a lasting impact on the community. Come and Play Your Part.