Lost in Younkers

By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942. The hit Broadway production featured Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Kevin Spacey in award-winning performances. Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz . As the play opens, ne’r 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, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.


Jay – Shawn Coughlon

Arty – Kevin Delray

Eddie – Bob Margrett

Bella – Ellen Luebke

Grandma Kurnitz – Jean Deltgen Enking

Louie – Steve Toepel

Gert – Kim M. Breckheimer

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Set & Light Design: Marty Kooi

Stage Manager: Diane Sciarra

Costume Design: Sharon Edens, Joyce Nery

Sound Design: Gregory M. Blindauer, Todd Jaeger

Master Electrician: Mike Lindgren

Properties: Mary Jane Krause

Make-Up Design: Beth E. Tengowski

Master Carpenter: Randy Hytry

Paint Master: JoAnn Kudirko

Cover Art: Steve Bowser

Lobby Photography: Steve Irish/ Irish Studios