Lost in Yonkers
April 7 – May 1, 2022
By Neil Simon
Co-directed by Marsha Mason and Rachel Alderman
What do you get when you plop two teenage Brooklyn boys into a small apartment in Yonkers with their unwelcoming grandmother, overexcitable aunt and gangster uncle? A Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Neil Simon that spotlights the power of a resilient family.
ABOUT THE PLAY
After the death of their mother, two young brothers are sent to stay with their formidable grandmother for the longest ten months of their lives. Grandmother Kurnitz is a one-woman German front—a refugee and a widow who has steeled her heart against the world. Her coldness and intolerance have crippled her own children. The boys must contend with their strong-willed grandmother, their aunt and her secret romance, and their uncle, a small-time hoodlum, in this strange new world called Yonkers.
Playing the role of Grandmother Kurnitz and serving as co-director, Marsha Mason draws on her place as one of the premiere interpreters of Neil Simon’s work. Married to Simon for a decade, Mason received three of her four Academy Award nominations for pieces written by the eminent dramatist (The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh). Mason’s appearances in other Simon works include Broadway (The Good Doctor), London’s West End (The Prisoner of Second Avenue opposite Richard Dreyfuss), film (Max Dugan Returns), and on record (the Grammy-nominated recording of The Prisoner of Second Avenue for L.A. Theatre Works).
View the Program
Days with a matinee and evening show
$100 | $75 | $50 | $30
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
- April 7–13: Previews (what’s this?)
- April 14: Opening Night
- April 17, April 19, and April 20 (matinee): Post-Show Conversations
- April 24, 2:00pm: Open Captioned Performance (what’s this?)
- April 30, 2:00pm: Audio Described Performance (what’s this?)
Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.
Open Captioned Performances
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
Aja M. Jackson
Original Music & Sound Design
Wig & Hair Design
Charles G. LaPointe
Calleri, Jensen, Davis
Drama Therapy Consultant
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Lost in Yonkers is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.