The Cypress College Theater and Dance department is pleased to present Lost in Yonkers in association with Samuel French Inc. Written by Neil Simon, the play won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The entire production is comprised of Cypress college students and faculty members who are a part of the performance and production classes on campus. The play is a coming of age story for two boys, Jay and Arty Kurnitz, who live in New York during the Second World War and focuses on themes of acceptance, survival, and the significance of family.
The boys lost their mother to cancer and have been put in the care of their strict Grandma, loveable Aunt Gert, young Aunt Bella, and gangster Uncle Louie by their father Eddie. The cast includes Cristian Villaquiran (Jay), Austin John Bullivant (Arty), Jonathan Wong (Eddie), Caitlin Miller (Aunt Bella), Genni Klein (Grandma Kurnitz), Chris Biringer (Louie), and Jessica Salazar (Aunt Gert).
Director of the play, Theater professor Mark Majarian said, “It’s a play with a powerful story and characters. The story itself has residence today, it’s about a family going through a particularly challenging shift historically, economically, and socially in a country at war and coming out of the depression.”
The play will be performed in the Theater Arts building in Studio Theater which provides a highly intimate atmosphere with a 100 person audience capacity. The final run of the last performances will be on November 8th and 9th at 8pm and on November 10th at 4pm. General Admission is $15. Students, seniors, and children under the age of 12 are $12. Tickets may be purchased online at cypresscollegetheateranddance.com. A $3 charge per ticket will be charged if debit or credit card is used for tickets purchased online or at the box office.