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Neil Simon’s award-winning Lost in Yonkers

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Pentacle Theatre opened Neil Simon’s awarding-winning play, Lost in Yonkers, on Friday, Aug. 21, for a run that ends Sept. 12.

Set in the New York borough of Yonkers in 1942, this is a comical, touching and dramatic coming-of-age tale revolving around young Jay Kurnitz and his brother, Arty. Left by their widowed father in the care of their stern German-Jewish immigrant grandmother and childlike Aunt Bella, the boys  must come to terms with  life in Yonkers.

Without the sentimentality of Simon’s other plays, Lost in Yonkers climaxes in a dramatic confrontation that creates a permanent fissure  in this dysfunctional family.

Karen McCarty directs Elijah Barth, Rachael Boyd-Fox, Laura Davis, Molly Fitzsimmons, Joseph Graney, Mike Jaffe and Ross Waite.

Pentacle Theatre’s production of Lost in Yonkers is generously sponsored by The Paul C. and Robin E. Bower Family Foundation.

Lost in Yonkers won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Newsweek raved, “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.”

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