The 40+ Stage Company Presents "Lost in Yonkers" by Neil Simon
Lost in Yonkers, a Winston-Salem favorite, is the story of Jay and Arty who find their lives turned upside down when their father moves south for work. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hood. Playwright Neil Simon won the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for this dramatic comedy.
40+ Stage Company: Theater for Kids of All Ages, Especially Those Over 40
40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of the theater experience. Our play selection will focus on issues of concern and relevance to adults in their middle years and beyond. We want to provide performance opportunities in the classroom and in age-appropriate roles on stage for folks moving beyond the half-way point of their life journey.
As an amateur company we are committed to the highest standards of performance excellence. Our outreach program extends to organizations that provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, perhaps more than any other art form, requires engaging with others, memorization, listening skills, and introspection. A creative life style into the evening years has a demonstrably positive effect on overcoming depression, isolation, addition, and host of other conditions associated with growing older. Ageism is widely unrecognized in our culture today. We seek to create awareness of ageism and lessen it corrosive effect on society.
40+ Stage Company presents Levittown by Marc Palmieri, as its first regional premier. The show opens Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Mountcastle Black Box Theater, Milton Rhodes Arts Center.
Playwright Palmieri, a Wake Forest graduate, will be in Winston-Salem for the opening. John Friedenberg of the Wake Forest drama department will direct the show.
The play draws its name from the hundreds of residential communities that sprung up across the country to provide housing for the G. I.s returning from World War II. One of these homes is the setting for a family as the divorced daughter returns to live with her widowed father, a WWII vet suffering from PTSD, and plans for her daughter’s wedding get underway. History catches up with all the family members in their attempt to reconcile.
PLAYWRIGHT: Marc Palmieri
CAST: Auditions November 18 and 19, 2019, 7:00 pm. Check back with us or Triad Actors of Facebook for further announcements.