The Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce its winter 2017 production, Lost in Yonkers, the comic drama by Neil Simon. The show was a hit on Broadway and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1991.
By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons, Jay and Arty, on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.
- “The best play Simon ever wrote” said the New York Post.
- “One of Simon’s most impressive and funniest plays” said the 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” said Newsweek.
Performances are scheduled for the last two weekends of February 2017. Fridays & Saturdays, February 17, 18, 24, 25, starting at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinees, February 19, 26 starting at 2:00 PM.
Tickets are $20 for adults, or $17 for seniors, students, or children. For complete information about purchasing or reserving seats, see our Tickets page.
The venue of performances is the American Legion Post 210, at 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906, one block north of Main Street near the corner of Summer Street. See our Directions page.
We are pleased to announce the talented cast of Lost in Yonkers:
- Grandma … Sharon Beeler
- Gert … Bridget Conway
- Jay … James Cormier
- Louie … Sean Perry
- Arty … Zack Perry
- Eddie … Andrew Quinney
- Bella … Angela Rossi
We welcome Sharon Beeler, James Cormier, and Angela Rossi, who are new to the Theatre Company of Saugus. Bridget Conway, Sean Perry, and Andrew Quinney have all been in TCS shows in the last couple of years. Zack Perry moves up to the adult company after being featured in our Youth Theatre Workshop shows for the past few summers.
The director of Lost in Yonkers is Ryan Began, who is also new to TCS but has worked with several Boston area theatres. The producer is TCS veteran Larry Segel.
We are in need of several staff members to help us out back stage and in the front of house. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.