Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS to Open Next Week at Lonny Chapman Theatre
This touching coming-of-age story set in Yonkers, New York, centers around two brothers whose mother has died, who are forced to live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged aunt, while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape together enough money to pay off his debts to a loan shark.
The play opens Friday, September 8 at 8:00 pm, with reception to follow at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
The creative team includes Chris Winfield (Set Design), Addison Calvin (Lighting Design), Angela M. Eads (Costume Design), Steve Shaw (Sound Design), Judi Lewin (Hair & Wigs), and Glenda Morgan Brown (Dialect Coach) and Doug Engalla (Photography/Videography).
Lost in Yonkers was first presented by Emanuel Azenberg at The Center for the Performing Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on December 31, 1990. This production subsequently moved to Broadway, opening at the Richard Rogers Theater in New York. The play garnered the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Neil Simon, and won the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
Larry Eisenberg (Director): earned his MFA from CalArts, received a DramaLogue Award for the world premiere adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Stories for Children and has directed numerous productions at GRT. His favorites include Poor of New York, Trip to Bountiful, Over the River and Through the Woods and his original play, Nautilus, which was later turned into a feature film. He currently serves as one of the two co-artistic directors at the Group Rep.
Doug Haverty (Producer): Doug was Co-Producer (with Larry Eisenberg) for Group Rep's smash success That Lovin' Feelin' last season. He also Co-Produced at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank (20th Anniversary revival of Inside Out) and The Hudson Guild in Hollywood ("Welcome to Heretofore"). He also Co-Produces Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on the first Sunday of every month.
IF YOU GO:
LOST IN YONKERS
September 8 - October 22
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm
Talk-back Sundays Sept. 17 and October 8
Running time: Approximately 120 minutes (does not include intermission)
At Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601
Tickets: $25. Students/Seniors with ID: $20. Groups 10+: $15
Buy tickets: www.thegrouprep.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations Line: (818) 763-5990
Appropriate for ages 6 and up