- Norma Doyle
Playreaders meet every Monday from 2-3 pm in the Central Activity Center, Room B. Visitors are always welcome. Come early so we can meet and greet you.
Due to the holiday Playreaders will be DARK on December 24th and 31st (no Playreader meetings). Playreader’s meetings will commence on January 7, 2019 with The Naked Truth by Dave Simson.
On December 17th Sandy White will present the second act of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon. Readers are John Dolan, Al Johnson, Becky Kokemor, Hal McKown, , Ginny Smith, Sandy White, Evelyn Zigmont and David Zoellner .
It’s the summer of 1942 and two early-teen boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother and their childlike aunt in Yonkers, New York. Their mother has just died and their father must take a job as a traveling salesman. Jay and Arty don’t like their new living situation as they’re afraid of their Grandma and find it difficult to relate to their crazy Aunt Bella. To complicate things more, Bella’s sibling, Louie, a henchman for some gangsters arrives. He is hiding out from Hollywood Harry, who wants what Louie stole and is hiding in his small black bag. Jay and Arty’s mission become how to make money fast so that they can help their father and move back in together. The plot thickens in true Neil Simon fashion.
Neil Simon (1927-2018) wrote 30+ plays, mostly Broadway comedies, which were also adapted into a motion picture– the greatest such achievement of any playwright/author, even surpassing William Shakespeare. As a result, Simon has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer in the history of show business.
He received the newly established ‘Apple Award’ from The Nederlander Company and Wayne State University. The Apple Award is presented annually to a nationally recognized theatre professional who has made significant contributions in his or her field.