This in from Canberra Rep:
Duty, devotion, trust and love…
The fifth production for Rep’s 2012 80th Birthday season is Neil Simon’s Comedy Lost in Yonkers. Opening on 14 September the production continues until 29 September at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Angela Punch McGregor this wonderful memory play is as heart-warming as it is funny.
Family—you can’t live without them, but sometimes moving in with them can be scary.
When Grandma Kurnitz’s two teenage grandsons are forced by circumstances to live with her for a year, the clash of generations and battle of wills teaches the whole family important lessons about duty, devotion, trust and love—all without losing their sense of self or sense of humour.
In addition to being one of Australia’s premiere actresses, Angela Punch McGregor has performed and directed on multiple occasions for Canberra Rep. She is now Senior Acting lecturer at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
The Lost in Yonkers production team include; set designer Andrew Kay, lighting designer Mike Moloney, sound designer Jon Pearson, and Costume designer Monica Bird. The talented cast for this Rep production are; Bridgette Black (Bella), Pippin Carroll (Arty), Paul Jackson (Louie), Colin Milner (Eddie), Elaine Noon (Gert), Lachlan Ruffy (Jay) and Helen Vaughan-Roberts (Grandma Kurnitz).
Lost in Yonkers is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears.
What: Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
Presented by: Canberra Repertory
Where: Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton ACT
When: Preview – 13 September, 8pm
Season: 14 – 29 September – Wednesday to Saturday 8pm
Matinees: 22, 23 and 29 September, 2pm
Tickets: Full $38, Concession $32, Preview $27