When Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” opens at the Westmoreland Players Theatre in Callao on Saturday, Aug. 6, six new actors will make their debuts before Northern Neck audiences.
“Lost in Yonkers” is a humorous family drama set in 1942. The play centers on two young boys, Jay and Arty Kurnitz, who are placed in the care of their stern German grandmother when their widowed father, Eddie, must take a job as a traveling salesman to pay off medical bills from his wife’s terminal illness. The boys must navigate a new, dysfunctional family that includes their loving but mentally challenged Aunt Bella, their traumatized, asthmatic Aunt Gert, and their shifty Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster on the lam.
Six of the seven cast members are new to the Westmoreland Players’ stage. Jay and Arty Kurnitz are played by Isaac Faulkner (14 years old) and Matthew Mundie (11 years old) respectively. Faulkner attends Northumberland County Public Schools and has attended the Westmoreland Players dra...
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