Lost in Yonkers on Turkish stage
Neil Simon's Pulitzer winner play takes the Istanbul stage tonight at 8:30 p.m.The Turkish adaptation of Pulitzer Prize Award winner “Lost In Yonkers” by Neil Simon continues to meet theatergoers. The play will be performed tonight at Istanbul’s Yunus Emre Culture Center Big Hall 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 mentally retarded 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.