Archive for Sunday, October 3, 2010

KU Theatre debuts Neil Simon comedy

October 3, 2010


The University Theatre opens its 2010-11 main stage season at Kansas University this month with Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Oct. 12, and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Crafton-Preyer Theatre.

Jack Wright, professor of theater, is directing the comedy. Mark Reaney, professor of theater, is scenic and lighting designer. Phillip Schroeder, Kansas City, Mo., graduate student, is costume and make-up designer. And Austin Robinson, Merriam senior, is the dialect coach.

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award, “Lost in Yonkers” was written in 1991 and is one of Simon’s later plays.

Tickets are $18 for the public, $17 for senior citizens and KU faculty and staff, and $10 for all students. Call 864-3982.

Members of the cast for “Lost in Yonkers” include Drew Cheek, an eighth-grader at Baldwin Junior High School, and Erica Fox, of Lawrence.


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