It's a timeless tale of family frustration, love and growing up in The New Depot Players fall offering, "Lost in Yonkers," which debuts Thursday at the black box theater in Olde Town Conyers.
Director Weldon Durham described Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play as a multi-generational ensemble dramedy. Set in the 1940's, the play examines a transitional and turbulent year in the life of the Kurnitz family. After the death of their mother, two teenage boys are left by their father with his family as he sets off on a sales trip to clear up debts. During their time in Yonkers, the boys come to know their difficult grandmother, a mentally challenged 35-year-old aunt striking out on her own and a low-level gangster uncle.
Featuring three teenage actors in break-out roles - Devon Bacon as Uncle Louie and Dillon Diamond and Andrew Fish as the boys Artie and Jay - Durham said the production is family show suitable for middle-schoolers and up. The cast is rounded out by Sylvia Veith as Grandma Kurnitz, Shelley Cherkis as Aunt Bella, Tom Johnson as Eddie and Vanessa Outlaw as Aunt Gert.
The show runs October 10-12, 17 – 19 at 8 p.m. and October 13 and 20 at 3 p.m. at 910 Center St. in Conyers. Visit www.thenewdepotplayers.com or call (678)374-3224 to purchase tickets. Adult tickets are $20, with a senior and student rate of $16.