ISSAQUAH and EVERTT, WA – For the first time, Village Theatres will produce Neil Simon’s LOST IN YONKERS for the Mainstage, set to open in downtown Issaquah on January 21, 2010. This production marks the first professionally produced version of this story to be seen in the greater Seattle area in over a decade.
Boasting an array of unique and exciting qualities, this highly anticipated production features direction by 2009 Tony Award-winner Brian Yorkey (Next To Normal, workshopped through the Village Originals program, and currently on stage at Booth Theatre in New York). Yorkey has previously been awarded several Seattle Times Footlight Awards for his directoral work at Village Theatre on such productions asThe Who’s TOMMY (2007) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2009). Several other notable Theatre credits with ties to Village Theatre include Making Tracks, which has played Off-Broadway and regionally; the musical adaptation of Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet; and the new country musical Play It By Heart. Making a mark now in the film and TV industries, Yorkey has had a hand in such features as Time After Time, in development at Universal with Marc Platt, and Sluts for Lionsgate and Furst Films. He has directed Off-Broadway and regionally, and for seven years was associate artistic director at Village Theatre.
Pre-production photos will be available online after January 7, 2010. For more information or to schedule individual interviews, please contact Michelle Sanders, Public Relations Manager at (425) 392-1942 x124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOST IN YONKERS Synopsis: The winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers is a remarkable coming of age story. Two young brothers are forced to enter a dysfunctional household consisting of their formidable grandmother, their dim-witted aunt, and their Uncle Louie, a small-time thug. As comical as it is poignant, this Neil Simon masterwork is an examination of lives in an oppressive household, with a dramatic climax that is certain to leave you spellbound.
What: Lost in Yonkers By Neil Simon
Where: In Issaquah: Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027
In Everett: Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Avenue Everett, WA 98201
When: Issaquah Dates: January 21-February 28, 2010 – ON SALE NOW Wednesdays through Saturdays: 8:00 PM Sundays and selected Saturdays: 2:00 PM Selected Tuesdays: 7:30 PM Selected Sundays: 7:00 PM
Everett Dates: March 5-28, 2010 – ON SALE: 1/27/2010 Wednesdays through Saturdays: 8:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 PM Selected Sundays: 7:00 PM
Tickets: Issaquah: $19-$59, Box Office (425) 392-2202 or (866) 688-8049 Everett: $17-$52, Box Office (425) 257-8600 or (888) 257-3722 www.villagetheatre.org Student & Military Rush: ½ price 30 minutes prior to curtain for any available seat. Group discounts available for groups of 10 or more.