Istanbul theatergoers to get 'Lost in Yonkers'
The play is at KKM and Gönül and Gazanfer Özcan Stage at 8:30 p.m.The Turkish adaptation of Pulitzer-winner “Lost In Yonkers” by Neil Simon will be performed tonight at Istanbul’s KKM and Gönül and Gazanfer Özcan Stage at 8:30 p.m.
“Lost in Yonkers” is a coming-of-age tale that focuses on Jay Kurnitz, left in the care of his grandmother and Aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. Jay’s father, Eddie, works as a traveling salesman to pay off debts incurred following the death of his wife. Distraught Jay is also called upon to raise his younger brother Arty.
Grandma is a severe, frightfully intimidating German Jewish immigrant who terrified her children as they were growing up, damaging each of them to varying degrees. Bella is a sweet, but developmentally challenged and highly excitable woman who longs to marry an usher at the local movie house so she can escape the oppressive household and create a life and family of her own.