MICHIGAN CITY – Get ready to laugh out of your seats with this Neil Simon classic.
Footlight players of Michigan City will present Neil Simon’s comedy “Lost in Yonkers” beginning April 4th and continuing with performances on April 5 & 6 and 10-13. Directed by Christopher Whybrew and assistant directed by Eric Helmken This play is set in Yonkers, NY in 1942. Bella (Emily Chidalek) is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz (Marianne LaRiccia). As the play opens, ne’r do-well son Eddie (John Avila ) deposits his two young sons Jay (Alex Britzke) and Artie (Michael Stantz) 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 (Alexander Bonner), her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. “The best play Simon ever wrote.” - New York Post
Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 on Thursdays and for ages 12 and under. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain. Reservations will be held until 15 minutes prior to curtain unless secured by the presentation of a Footlight Season Gift Card or by prior payment in full. A 2-for-1 coupon is available for opening night, April 4th on our web site. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 219-874-4035 or online at www.footlightplayers.org. Footlight Theatre is located at 1705 Franklin Street, Michigan City.