Lost in Yonkers

Play

Writers: Neil Simon

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Play 1991
First Produced
1990
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Dark Comedy
Settings
Contemporary
Time & Place
brooklyn, new york, 1942, yonkers, apartment
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes early teen, adult, mature adult, elderly, late teen characters

Synopsis

Lost in Yonkers is a coming-of-age story set in Yonkers, New York. Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play centers around two brothers, Arty and Jay, who live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged Aunt Bella, while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape enough money together while working as a salesman to pay off his debts to a loan shark, and their mother has died of cancer. Over the course of the play, the young boys learn lessons about love, responsibility and the importance of family that will carry them into adulthood.

Lead Characters