'Lost in Yonkers'
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The Adobe Theater
Heather Lovick-Tolley, dir.
Casting Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers", winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 1991 Tony Award for Best Play. In celebration of Neil Simon’s 85th birthday, the Adobe has decided to produce his most successful play. This is a memory play set in Yonkers in 1942 in a world dominated by WWII. Two young boys, Jay and Artie, are left in the care of their stern grandmother and mentally challenged Aunt Bella. Complications ensue in the form of Bella’s secret romance and Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin May 22; runs June 28-July 21 at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, NM. The play runs over the Fourth of July weekend but we will be dark on July 4.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Arthur (Arty) Kurnitz (Supporting):
Male, 13-14, All Ethnicities
an observer, sometimes inadvertently funny, sometimes makes inadvertently intelligent comments. Caught between wanting to stay a child and w...
Jacob (Jay) Kurnitz (Lead):
Male, 15-16, All Ethnicities
not quite 16, intelligent, a jokester, sometimes self-serving. Wants to be a man and take care of his family, but not quite sure how to go a...
Grandma Kurnitz (Lead):
Female, 70-79, Caucasian
a Jewish Immigrant from Germany many years before. Strong and powerful, exudes authority and discipline. Is intimidating to everyone around ...
Eddie Kurnitz (Lead):
Male, 40-47, All Ethnicities
a widower and father to Jay and Arty. Caught in a hard place. Uncertain and intimidated but determined to do what is best for himself and hi...
Bella Kurnitz (Supporting):
Female, 31-39, All Ethnicities
warm and congenial, but emotionally arrested and mentally flighty. Still living at home with her mother, and working in the candy shop, sinc...
Louie Kurnitz (Supporting):
Male, 36, All Ethnicities
least openly intimidated by his mother. Laid-back, and joking, but is rumored to be a bag-man for the mob who "cleans up messes." Has found ...
Gert Kurnitz (Supporting):
Female, 35-46, All Ethnicities
has an unusual breathing/speaking pattern due to childhood discipline trauma by her mother. Lives on her own, but still falls in to her chil...
Seeking submissions from: Albuquerque, NM
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