Lost in Yonkers | Northlight Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Lost in Yonkers Agenda Closing (Theater and Galleries) Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 8 2014

Northlight Theatre's production of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents familial dysfunction at its most comedic highs and heartbreaking lows. Set in the summer of 1942, the play follows two brothers (played by capable and charismatic teens Alistair Sewell and Sebastian W. Weigman) left to contend with a tyrannical grandmother while their father hits the road to sell scrap and pay off his debts. Grandma Kurnitz's relationship with her mentally impaired daughter, Bella (vividly brought to life by Linsey Page Morton), is the emotional apex of the show, a stirring reminder that the safety of family can be both stunting and suffocating. Erik Hellman has some of the best one-liners as Uncle Louie, an apple who can't seem to hurl himself far enough away from the tree. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $25-$75


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