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Lost in Yonkers Auditions

  • Dakota Stage Ltd. 412 East Main Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58501 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: January 23
Greater Tuna
Later Event: March 12
Lost in Yonkers