Bainbridge Little Theatre to open season with ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Published 5:19 pm Friday, September 8, 2017

Advance ticket reservations are now available for the Bainbridge Little Theatre’s Season opener, Lost in Yonkers.

The play is written by Neil Simon and is being directed by seasoned director Martha Mobley, who said this is her third time to direct a Neil Simon show.

Basically, the story is about two teenage brothers who face the struggles of growing up in Yonkers, N.Y. They are living with their German grandmother who owns a candy store. The family lives upstairs over the store, and neither the boys nor the grandmother are very pleased about the arrangement.

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Martha Mobley said she just loves the show. “It makes me think of my own childhood. I was pretty much of a sidewalk kid who lived above my mother’s gift shop. I was raised by all the other merchants with small shops in the area who looked out for me.”

She is also very excited about the cast, saying they are all so good to work with. She singled out the two young boys, played by Edward Moorhead and Cooper Genovar, who play the brothers. “They both have been with the Summer Class Act program and are well trained. We have such a good time with them.”

The set reflects an apartment of the 1940’s era. It was built by Henry and Barbara Intili and decorated by Mike Inlow. “It is just beautiful,” exclaims Martha, who went on to praise Krysti Ramer, the stage manager, who also portrays one of the aunts. Megan Wimberley plays the role of the other aunt, and Shanell Schuyler, who is in charge of the costumes, as well as playing the German grandmother—complete with accent. Richard Whitehead plays the father and Eric Gay assumes the character role of Uncle Louie.

“It is a thoughtful play with some subtle comedy,” says Martha, who concludes by saying “It should be an enjoyable evening for all.”

The play opens September 21 and runs nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, September 23, before concluding with a matinee on Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets may be reserved by calling 229-246-8345, or by contacting Vendini, the ticketing, marketing and box office management at 1(800)901-7173.