Lost in Yonkers
Pioneer Productions is bringing Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning comedy, Lost in Yonkers to the stage at Fellowship Hall in the Morristown Methodist Church in downtown Morristown, NJ.
The show will have six performances in October and November 2023. Pioneer co-founder Daniel Peter Vissers of Sparta directs this beautifully crafted coming-of-age story set in 1942 in Yonkers, New York.
Lost in Yonkers is widely considered to be the best play Simon ever wrote. The play won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
The play centers around two brothers, Arty and Jay Kurnitz, who live with their grandmother and their Aunt Bella while their father travels, desperately trying to scrape enough money to pay off his debts to a loan shark. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, Bella and her secret romance, and Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum, all in a strange new world called Yonkers.
LOST IN YONKERS
October 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 8:00 PM
October 29 and November 5 at 3:00 PM
MORRISTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
50 SOUTH PARK PLACE
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://pioneer-productions-company.ticketleap.com/lost-in-yonkers/
Funding for this show has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Pioneer Productions was incorporated in 2003 as a 501c-3 nonprofit theatre company by founding members Dan Vissers, Shanna Levine-Phelps and Jon Mantes. The Company’s mission is to share our collective human story through live theatrical performance by producing shows that are relevant to our time and inspire audiences to attend live theater.