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Neil Simon’s Tony awarding winning, semi-autobiographical play, “Lost in Yonkers,” returns to the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 29.
After the death of their mother, Arty and Jay’s father is weighed down by debts. They are left to live with their stern grandmother, childlike Aunt Bella, and hoodlum Uncle Louie so their father can pay back the loan sharks. In their strange new world of Yonkers, the young boys learn lessons about love, responsibility, and the importance of family that will carry them into adulthood. Last produced at RTG in 1995, the coming of age story perfectly combines reality and comedy.
Directed by Lisa Kornetsky, the cast features Jared Simonsen as Jay, Isaiah Dean as Arty, Ryan Simonsen as Eddie, Tina Paukstelis as Bella, Emily Mueller as Grandma Kurnitz, Matt Specht as Louie, and Kate May as Gert.
“Lost in Yonkers” runs September 13 through 29. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21 and September 28 will also have a 2 p.m. show. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (62+), and $13 for students (21 and under). There will also be two additional performances on Sunday, September 22 and Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. for a discounted rate. Further savings are offered to groups of 12 or more.
Tickets can be purchased from the Racine Theatre Guild located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine. Call (262) 633-4218, visit www.racinetheatre.org, or stop by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance for tickets.