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MTG to hold auditions for ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Three females, two males sought for spring production

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 8:00 a.m. CST

The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. will hold open auditions for its spring production of Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.”

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, respectively at the Morris Theatre Guild, Inc., 516 West Illinois Ave. (Canalport Community Center), which is located at the west end of Illinois Avenue in Morris, Illinois.  Auditions will take the form of cold readings, therefore, no special preparations are necessary.  You need not be a member of the Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. to audition.

Two adult males of varying ages, two males between the ages of 12 and 18, and three adult females of varying ages are needed. 

By America’s great comic playwright, Neil Simon, this memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942.  Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz.  As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep.  He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman.  The boys are left to contend with Grandma, Bella, her secret romance, Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.  Lost in Yonkers opens on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Morris Theatre Guild.

Additional performances will be held May 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 (Mother’s Day), 2013. 

All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and both Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m.

For more information on auditions, group sales, house buy-outs, or  other information, call Director Jim Welch at (815) 735-3679 (cell) or visit the guild’s website at

Lost in Yonkers is presented with permission from Samuel French, Inc., to whom royalties are paid.  The Morris Theatre Guild, Inc. is a not-for-profit community theatre. 

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