Over the years, the Arkansas Rep has produced several Neil Simon plays and musicals.
In October 1994, Arkansas Rep produced Simon’s only play to win a Pulitzer, Lost in Yonkers. Though darker in tone than many of his plays, it still provided a host of laughs.
The two boys at the center of the story were played by future filmmaker Graham Gordy and future Broadway producer Will Trice. The matriarch who presides over the action was played by Anne Sheldon, a Little Rock native who’d left the city after marrying during World War II.
Others in the cast were Lori Wilner, Clif Morts, Elizabeth Aiello and Ed Romanoff. The production was directed by William Gregg, a guest director at the Rep. Mike Nichols provided the scenic design, while Don Bolinger was the costume designer.