Two more weekends for Pulse’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Jonathan Kiernan (left) and Vickie Kibellus act out a scene in “Lost in Yonkers,” which runs through March 18 at the Pulse Opera House, in Warren.
Jonathan Kiernan (left) and Vickie Kibellus act out a scene in “Lost in Yonkers,” which runs through March 18 at the Pulse Opera House, in Warren. Photo provided.

There are still two more weekends of performances on the Tony Award-winning play “Lost in Yonkers” at the Pulse Opera House in Warren.

Performances are Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16 to 18. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and the Sunday show starts at 4.

The theater is located at 127-1/2 Wayne St.

Reservations may be made online at www.pulseoperahouse.org, or by leaving a message at 375-7017.

The comedy/drama won both the Tony award for best play and a Pulitzer prize. The play was adapted for a movie in 1993 which starred Richard Dreyfuss, Irene Worth and Mercedes Ruhl.

The Pulse production features Matt Stephenson as Eddie, Ean McIntosh as Jay, Brenner Newsom as Arty, Vicki Kibellus as Grandma, Linda Willard as Bella, Jonathan Kierman as Uncle Louie and Deb Sacket as Gert.

The play is set in Yonkers, NY, in 1942. According to Pulse officials, Eddie has just lost his wife and needs to take to the road as a salesman to pay the medical bills. Eddie’s sister is mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz.

As the play opens, Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum.