Lost in Yonkers

By Neil Simon. Awarded the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Winner of four Tony Awards on Broadway.

“One of Simon’s most impressive and funniest plays.”-New York Daily News

at Egyptian Theatre

August 15, 2013 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Time: 8:00pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $23 - $35
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TICKETS: Reserved $23 Advance/ $28 Door
Front-of-House $29 Advance/ $34 Door; Cabaret Seats $35 Advance/ $40 Door

One of Neil Simon's most impressive and funniest plays.  This is a memory play set in 1942.  Laughter and tears have come together in a new and emotional truth. 

Lost In Yonkers is a coming of age tale of brothers Arty and Jay.  Their father, Eddie, travels as a salesman to pay off debts incurred following the death of his wife while the boys are left in the care of their grandmother and aunt Bella in Yonkers. Grandma is an intimidating immigrant who terrified her children as they were growing up, damaging each of them to varying degrees. Bella longs to marry an usher at the local movie house so she can escape the oppressive household and create a life and family of her own. Her brother Louie is a small-time hoodlum who is on the run, while her sister Gert suffers from a breathing problem with causes more psychological than physical problems. Lost in Yonkers climaxes with a dramatic confrontation between embittered mother and lonely daughter that creates a permanent fissure in this highly dysfunctional family.

 —“The best play Simon ever wrote.”-New York 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.”-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.”- Newsweek

Rated PG