The first play of 2023

This week, the CHS Theatre started rehearsals on its latest play, “Lost In Yonkers” by Neil Simon. The play takes place in the 1940s and follows two teenage boys who have to stay with their very strict grandmother while their father goes around the country to be a traveling salesman. Throughout the story, the boys try to come up with a way to deal with their grandma while also getting to know their peculiar aunts and Uncle Louie. 


Although the story which follows two boys coping with living with their grandmother is sensational on its own, the characters are what makes “Lost in Yonkers”. Although rehearsals have just started, actress Lexi Urkoski describes her character, Aunt Bella, as “a little messed up in the head. She is a character with big dreams and enlists the boys' help to achieve them.”


Angel Osorio-Sagastume stated that his character, Jay, is a sarcastic guy that is a hilarious addition to the play. Angel described his time so far in the play by saying: “I think it's pretty rad. Rehearsals have just started, but it seems nice.”


Many people wonder what the play has to offer or what is most exciting director Ms. Chelsea Parker stated, “I am most excited for people to see the amazing talent that our students have. We have a cast full of incredible actors and actresses, and I am excited for everyone to see the hard work they are putting in to develop these characters and make them stand out on stage.”


With rehearsals starting and the cast perfecting their roles, they will be beyond ready to open with a stellar performance on March 3 at 7:00 and follow up with shows at 2:00 and 7:00 on March 4 at the Nankes auditorium at the middle school to which tickets will cost $7 for adults $4 for students or if you have it a C stamp for free. 


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