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36 Star Starred
Las Vegas Little Theatre
3920 Schiff Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-362-7996
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4.3 average rating
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26 reviews
26 stars
attended May 19 2011

This was one of the best shows I've seen at LVLT. The actors were so believable - you could really feel their bonds. The directing, the set, the music...everything was seamless...you felt as if you were actually back in that time period. I just...continued

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended May 20 2011

I have been to this theater quite a few times and the performances, for the most part, have been very enjoyable and entertaining. I thought this show was one of the best I have seen at this theater. The acting was fabulous on the part of all the...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 20 2011

Local production company was quite adequate but not a very good Neil Simon comedy. I was very bored throughout. Also, Goldstar clients are relegated to the very last row in the back of the theater.

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Quotes & Highlights

“The best play Simon ever wrote.”  —_New York Post _
“Laughter and tears have come together in a new emotional truth. There are moments in this play when you experience a new kind of laughter for Simon, a silent laughter that doesn’t explode into a yuk but implodes straight into your heart.”  —Newsweek
“One of Simon’s most impressive and funniest plays.”  —New York Daily News

Description

What happens to children in the absence of love? That question lies at the heart of this funny and heartrending play by one of America’s most acclaimed and beloved playwrights. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Play, and the Pulitzer Prize, Lost In Yonkers — the final production of the season on the Main Stage at Las Vegas Little Theatre — is Neil Simon’s moving comedy/drama about the cruelties and painful memories that scar a family.

It is New York, 1942. After the death of their mother, two young brothers are sent to stay with their formidable grandmother for the longest ten months of their lives. Grandmother Kurnitz is a one-woman German front — a refugee and a widow who has steeled her heart against the world. Her coldness and intolerance have crippled her own children: the boys’ father has no self-esteem; their Aunt Gert has an embarrassing speech impediment; their Uncle Louie is a small-time gangster; and their Aunt Bella has the mentality of a child. But it is Bella’s hunger for affection and her refusal to be denied love that saves the boys.

The cast of Lost In Yonkers features Gail Romero as “Grandma Kurnitz”; Marlena Shapiro as “Bella”; David Elliott as “Eddie”; Harvey Blanc as “Louie”; Gillen Brey as “Gert”; Jason Nino as “Jay”; and, making his theatrical debut, 12-year-old Enrique Corn as “Arty.” Directing this powerful production is Brian Scott.

About the Ticket Supplier: Las Vegas Little Theatre

Las Vegas Little Theatre, an amateur theatre company founded in 1978 by Jack Bell and Jack Nickolson, is Southern Nevada's oldest community theatre. It launched performances in a converted storefront with an initial seating capacity of 48. Their mission has always been to increase the awareness of theatre arts in Southern Nevada, provide quality productions, and to offer educational, hands-on opportunities in all facets of theatre production.