Monday, November 21, 2011

JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP SEEKS ACTORS FOR NEIL SIMON COMEDY

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The Jewish Theatre Workshop Presents

LOST IN YONKERS
By Neil Simon
Directed by Devorah Werdesheim

WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 1 –4 PM, Straus Auditorium
Monday, December 5, 7 –8 PM, Community Meeting Room
Tuesday, December 6, 7 –8 PM, Room B-03
Wednesday, December 7, 7 –8 PM, Room B-03
WHERE: Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore

PREPARE:

  • Preferred: 2-minute, modern comedic monologue memorized
  • Accepted: Readings from the script

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Jay - 16 years old, male
  • Artie - 13 years old, male
  • Eddie - 30-40's male
  • Louie - 40's male
  • Grandma - 70's, female
  • Bella - 30's female
  • Gert - 30-40's, female
  • Old Jay - 70's, male

Synopsis:
Neil Simon's comedy Lost In Yonkers is a coming of age story that focuses on brothers Jay and Arty who are left in the care of their intimidating, immigrant Grandma Kurnitz and their sweet but mentally slow Aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York while their father Eddie works as a traveling salesman to pay off debts he incurred following the death of his wife. This mad-cap comedy with a heart also includes Uncle Louie, a small-time crook on the run and their Aunt Gert who speaks the second half of her sentences while breathing in. The family learns what it means to be a family through hardship and care.

Rehearsals: TBA Sunday daytime and week nights. No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Inquiries:
Devorah Werdesheim, Director
devorah@jewishtheatreworkshop.org
or call the JTW Hotline at 410.709.8589

Performances:
Saturday, February 11, at 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 12, at 2 PM
Saturday, February 18, at 8:30PM
Sunday, February 19, at 2 PM