"Lost in Yonkers" Auditions.
We are excited to announce auditions for Lost in Yonkers, the comic drama by Neil Simon. The show was a hit on Broadway and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1991.
By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-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, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.
- "The best play Simon ever wrote" said the New York Post.
- "One of Simon's most impressive and funniest plays" said the New York Daily News.
- "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" said Newsweek.
Call-back auditions will be on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Will start at 7:00 PM.
Performances are scheduled for February 17-26, 2017. Rehearsals will usually be on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Rehearsals will start December 11, 2016, will be sporadic during the holidays, and then on a regular schedule starting in January.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All those auditioning are also asked to prepare a brief two-minute monologue that shows off their dramatic and comedic sensibilities.
All roles are open. There are roles for:
Two males, ranging in age from 30s to 40s.
Three females, two ranging in age from 30s to 40s, and one age 60s and up.
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