Scripps Ranch Theatre is accepting audition submissions for
Lost in Yonkers
By Neil Simon
Directed by Jacqueline Ritz
Set in Yonkers in 1942, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play tracks Jay (16) and Arty (13) as they are being deposited with Grandma Kurnitz and Aunt Bella for the next 11 months – while their father, Eddie takes to the road to repair the family’s devastated financial situation after the death of their mother. We also meet Uncle Louie and Aunt Gert, with their own set of survivor issues. Real, honest and bursting with humor it is easy to see why Neil Simon has been called “the Shakespeare of his time.”
AUDITION: Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm
BELLA KURNITZ: Bella is 35 years old. She has a brain injury from childhood which makes others think of her as naïve or childlike. She desperately wants to have her own family and children.
EDDIE KURNITZ: 40’s. Eddie lost his wife and a great deal of money to fighting her cancer. He is in deep with a loan shark.
LOUIE KURNITZ: 40’s. The oldest of the siblings. A bag man or thug? A criminal or a survivor? Definitely charismatic.
AUNT GERT: 35 to 45. Gert has a huge heart and a breathing condition exacerbated when she is near her mother.
GRANDMA KURNITZ: This role has been cast.
To request an audition, please email your headshot and résumé, specify the character you are auditioning for to: email@example.com.
In person, Friday, Dec. 9, 2:00 pm (for characters Bella, Eddie, Louie, and Aunt Gert)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:00pm (at the invitation of the Director)
First rehearsal: April 18, 2023
Invited Dress: May 18, 2023 Preview: May 19, 2023
Rehearsals- Tuesday through Friday 6:30pm-10pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-4pm
**The rehearsal schedule is subject to change
May 20, 2023-June 11, 2023 – Fri., Sat. at 8:00 pm; Sun. matinee at 2pm
Legler Benbough Theatre (SRT) on Alliant International University Campus, 9783 Avenue of Nations (Off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch)
SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE IS ADHERING TO THE AB5 LAW FOR PAYMENT.
You must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a recent negative COVID test for participation.
Questions should be directed via e-mail to
SRT’s Audition Coordinator, Cristyn Chandler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.