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Auditions for our 2018 Season Opener, “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon Announced


Western Reserve Playhouse announces auditions for our 2018 Season Opener

Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon

Show dated are every Friday and Saturday from January 26-February 10, 2018 with one Sunday Matinee on February 4, 2018 @ 2PM



By America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, 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.

Directed by Keith Stevens

Staged Managed by Brianna Laybourn

Costumed by Kelsey Tomlinson

Light Designed by Kevin Rutan

Set Design by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski and Jim Grumba


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


Auditions will be October 8 and 10, 2017 from 6:30-9:30P. Please sign up at

Please bring a current headshot and resume. All auditioning will do a cold reading from the show. There will be no equity contracts available for this production and no parts have been precast. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the director, Keith Steven at