By Neil Simon
Directed by Vickie Stricklind
2756 Mosasco Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Friday, Saturday: Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Doors at 1:30 p.m. Show at 2 p.m.
About the Show
By America's great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is thirty-five 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, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.
"The best play Simon ever wrote." - New York Post
"Laughter and tears have come together in a new emotional truth. There are moments in this play when you experience a new kind of laughter for Simon, a silent laughter that doesn't explode into a yuk but implodes straight into your heart." - Newsweek