Lost In Yonkers


Compass Rose Theater presents Lost in Yonkers, the Pulitzer prize winning play by Neil Simon - Two boys in the 1940s are left in their Grandma's home in Yonkers while their father is away working. Grandma Kurnitz is a fierce, strict and distant woman, who has raised 6 children and wants no more children in her small apartment above her candy store. Addled Aunt Bella, who lives at home and Uncle Louie, the shady "business man", and Aunt Gert, gather round to love and help the boys as they come to realize the hard realities of life in Yonkers, and the joy of surviving hard times together. Directed by Brandon McCoy with an outstanding cast including two students from Compass Rose Theater starring as the grandsons, Jay and Arty.


Directions Compass Rose Theater
1623 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 980-5857


February 2014

The new Compass Rose Theater, now ensconced in a storefront at Eastport Shopping Center, has been set up in part to let young acting students work with adult professionals.

From that standpoint, its first production, a proficient rendition of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," is a logical choice. Most of the play's action is seen from the point of view of two boys, 13 and 15.

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Capital Gazette
Nov 2014