Open auditions for the Dakota Stage production of Lost in Yonkers will be held on Sunday and Monday, January 26-27, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Casting: 4M and 3F
JAY - 16
ARTY - 13 1/2
EDDIE - their father, 41
BELLA - mid-thirties, neat and sweet and pretty
GRANDMA KURNITZ - Eddie and Bella's mother, a big woman, buxom, with a strong and erect body, 70 odd years of age
LOUIE - her other son, 36, doesn't look like he'd be the hugging type
AUNT GERT - mid-to-late thirties, another of Grandma Kurnitz's children
Age is a number and the age ranges here are broad purposefully. Directors cast based on multiple factors, regardless of the ages suggested by the script. If you are passionate about a role or the show, audition regardless of your age!
Directed by Tom Chase. Rehearsals begin February 3rd.
March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm; March 22 @ 2:00pm.
By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.