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Go ‘Yonkers’ at the REP

Neil Simon’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’ plays through Feb. 20

Posted: January 21, 2010 12:53 p.m.
Updated: January 22, 2010 6:00 a.m.

JT Friedman, left, as Arty, and Ross Mayer, as Jay, in "Lost in Yonkers," which opens tonight at the REP.

 
The Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2010 Season with "Lost in Yonkers," by Neil Simon and sponsored by Mission View Public Schools. "This is classic piece of American literature by one of the finest American playwrights in history. It is an honor to be able to have this magnificent piece on our stage. We are all very excited for this production," said Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
"Lost in Yonkers" will run through Feb. 20. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (There is no show on Sunday, Feb. 7.) Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advance reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call (661) 288-0000.
The Repertory East Playhouse is located at 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA, 91321.

Exclusively at the REP, The Hydeaway Lounge is now open one hour before each performance. The lounge is the perfect place to have a cocktail and mingle with other patrons.

The REP will host post show discussions immediately following each Sunday matinee. Join the cast and crew for an intimate discussion about the process of creating live theatre.

Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, "Lost in Yonkers" is a coming of age tale that focuses on brothers Arty and Jay, left in the care of their Grandma Kurnitz and Aunt Bella in Yonkers, N.Y. Their desperate father, Eddie, works as a traveling salesman to pay off debts incurred following the death of his wife. Grandma is a severe, frightfully intimidating immigrant who terrified her children as they were growing up, damaging each of them to varying degrees. Bella is a sweet but mentally slow and highly excitable woman who 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.

The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hood in a strange new world called Yonkers.

Directed by Mark Kaplan, "Lost in Yonkers" stars Kelly Hawthorne, Laura Clark Greaver, Nan Tepper, Daniel C. Wolfe, Michael Sollenberger, Ross Mayer, and JT Friedman.

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