LOST IN YONKERS
By America's great comic playwright, Neil Simon, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances. 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 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.

ACCOLADES​​

  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1991

  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Mercedes Ruehl)

  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Kevin Spacey)

  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play (Irene Worth)

  • Tony Award for Best Play

  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Mercedes Ruehl)

  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Kevin Spacey)

  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Irene Worth)

  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

REVIEWS

"The best play Simon ever wrote." - New York Post

"Broadway desperately needs a comedy, a drama, and a hit. With Lost in Yonkers, Mr. Simon has given us all three." - Wall Street Journal

"One of Simon's most impressive and funniest plays." - 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." - Newsweek

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