By Dawn Krebs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - With a new theatrical year starting on the Treasure Coast, the Pineapple Playhouse kicks off its new season with the Neil Simon play, "Lost in Yonkers."
"This is such a heartwarming story about a dysfunctional family," said Debbie Johnson, the artistic director for the production.
The cast of seven actors have been working since the end of July on the production.
"This is the first time for some people on the stage, and some veteran performers will be there as well," she said. "We have actors of all ages. It's a nice variety."
The play is set in 1942 New York, and details the life of two teenage boys and what happens to them one summer when they are left in the care of their grandmother. The original play premiered in 1991 and won a Pulitzer Prize for drama.
"This story has got a lot of comedy in it, but it's definitely a drama," she said. "To me, it's one of Neil Simon's best."
"Lost in Yonkers" will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Pineapple Playhouse is located at 700 West Weatherbee Road in Fort Pierce.
For more information, call (772) 465-0366.