Friday, December 4, 2009

Maltz Jupiter Theatre: Lost In Yonkers (1 review)

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened its production of Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers on December 1, 2009.
Set in 1942 in a small apartment over a candy store in New York, this play tells the tale of two young brothers spending time with their formidable grandmother, their kooky aunt and their gangster uncle. Filled with laughter, tears and insight, this play is an exploration of dysfunction, adolescent innocence, and pride. Great for the entire family!
Michael Bloom directs a cast that includes Rosemary Prinz, Sara Surrey, Anthony Crane, Alex Wyse, and Maxwell Beer.

Hap Erstein reviewed for the Palm Beach Post:
Heading the ensemble cast at the Maltz is the remarkable Rosemary Prinz, all but unrecognizable from her decades on daytime soaps, as the permanently scowling, wily grandmother. Just try and stare her down without blinking first, I dare you.
If she is seemingly unfeeling, Sara Surrey is her emotional opposite as Bella. The character’s mind may be “closed for repairs,” but she wears her yearnings on her sleeve, eager to find love, even if she has to look far from her family for it. Surrey’s open, vulnerable performance is ultimately as crucial as Prinz’s set-jawed, disapproving frown to the production’s success.
Director Michael Bloom... resists the temptation to punch up the laugh lines, content to mine the play’s truths. He does not shrink from the comedy, but seems equally at ease with Simon’s protracted dramatic scenes.
Lost in Yonkers runs through December 13, 2009 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

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