Yorkey to Direct Taylor and Hunt in Lost in Yonkers at the Village Theatre

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Casting has been announced for the Village Theatre production of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, which will be directed by Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey.
Brian Yorkey
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Yorkey, who previously served as artistic director of the Village Theatre, also developed his Tony-winning musical Next to Normal at the Washington state theatre under the working title Feeling Electric. Yorkey earned a Tony Award (alongside composer Tom Kitt) for Best Score. Lost in Yonkers runs Jan. 20-Feb. 28, 2010, in Issaquah, WA, prior to arriving in Everett, WA, March 5-28, 2010.

The cast will feature Jennifer Lee Taylor as Bella, Suzy Hunt as Grandma Kurnitz, Nick Robinson as Arty, Collin Morris as Jay, Mike Dooley as Uncle Louie, Bradford Farwell as Eddie and Karen Skrinde as Gert.

Lost in Yonkers will have scenic design by Bill Forrester, lighting design by Tom Sturge and costume design by Melanie Burgess.

Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play is described as "a remarkable coming of age story. Two young brothers are forced to enter a dysfunctional household consisting of their formidable grandmother, their dim-witted aunt, and their Uncle Louie, a small-time thug. As comical as it is poignant, this Neil Simon masterwork is an examination of lives in an oppressive household, with a dramatic climax that is certain to leave you spellbound."

Simon is the winner of three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Mark Twain Award for American Humor and was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor in 1995. Some of his plays include Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, California Suite, Chapter Two, Lost in Yonkers, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Dinner Party and the books for the musicals for Little Me, Sweet Charity, Promises Promises, They're Playing Our Song and The Goodbye Girl.

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