Photo Coverage: LOST IN YONKERS Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse
Last night, Sunday, February 21, Paper Mill Playhouse opened their production of Lost in Yonkers. Directed by Michael Bloom, Lost in Yonkers will run at the Millburn theater through March 14, 2010. Lost in Yonkers was selected by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces Series in New Jersey. American Masterpieces is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lost in Yonkers, often proclaimed as Neil Simon's best work, this Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a funny and touching portrayal of acceptance, survival, and family dynamics. Set during World War II, brothers Arty and Jay are sent to live with their frightfully intimidating Grandma and sweet but mentally slow Aunt Bella, punctuated by visits from their "gangster" Uncle Louie. This masterwork is an unsentimental examination of lives in an oppressive household, climaxing with dramatic confrontation between the bitter mother and lonely daughter.
Michael Schweikhardt serves as the Scenic Designer. Costume design is by David Kay Mickelsen. Lighting design is by Paul Miller. Sound design is by Ken Travis. The Production Stage Manager is Barbara Reo. Casting is by Paul Fouquet.
Lost in Yonkers will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 1:30PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 1:30PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM. Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $20 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
John Plumpis and Patricia Buckley
Alex Wyse (Jay)
Maxwell Beer (Arty)
Banjamin Zander, Maxwell Beer and Max Zander