Lost in Yonkers

Yonkersby Neil Simon

March 13 through April 14, 2012

The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Set in Yonkers in 1942, the play chronicles the story of two young brothers left in the care of the dysfunctional extended family they hardly know. Hard-hearted Grandma Kurnitz extols her own punishing brand of tough love while their tender and mentally challenged Aunt Bella offers unintended lessons in courage and resolve. As a war rages halfway across the world, a subtler generational battle is waged in the Kurnitz home, echoing the growing pains and hard truths of a nation and a family.


“The director Jenn Thompson and her accomplished cast strike an ideal balance between poignancy and humor in this modest, delicately calibrated production for TACT/The Actors Company Theater.” —The New York Times

“…makes for a striking visual metaphor and hints at good things to come in Jenn Thompson’s fine revival for the Actors Company Theatre.” —NY Daily News

“…here’s the surprise: TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, one of the best small companies in Manhattan, is giving “Lost in Yonkers” a production that will make even confirmed anti-Simonites rethink their position.” —WSJ