Presenting the American Classics for more than a decade, Montana Rep has a stellar touring history and scores of dedicated repeat presenters. For 2007, the company offers Neil Simon's touching comedy about an eccentric New York family in the summer of 1942. A critical and popular success, Lost in Yonkers won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, the Tony Award, and the Pulitzer Prize, placing Simon among the ranks of America's best-loved playwrights.
Set above a candy store in New York, Yonkers is the story of two young brothers who come to live with their strict German grandmother during World War II. While awaiting the return of their father, the boys wrestle to contain their fiery wit as a host of eccentric relatives enter their lives. A mobster uncle, a childlike aunt, an overbearing grandmother; the boys find themselves nose to nose with a family as sweet and as brittle as the candy they peddle downstairs.