YCP TheaterWorks Stages Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn
Neil Simon’s farcical Come Blow Your Horn, his first produced play, will be presented by YCP TheaterWorks January 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20.
Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 pm; Sunday matinees are at 2 pm. at the Van Cortlandtville School Theater, Rt. 6, Mohegan Lake, directly across from the Cortlandt Town Center Shopping Mall. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online through PayPal at a discount, $17/$14, by going to our website www.YCPTW.org. Group rates are available.
The hilarity gets underway when Buddy Baker (Justin Krass) appears suddenly at the apartment of his swinging bachelor brother Alan (Jonathan Nelson), having run away from their parents' home on his twenty‐first birthday. Like his older brother, Buddy wants the fun and freedom his domineering parents deny him.
Both young men still work for their father (Gary Simon), a wax fruit wholesaler, who shows up hot on his son's trail. The harried mother (Anne Rodgers Pearl) adds to the angst of the over-protective parents. Complications provide a continual clash between responsibility and the pursuit of leisure. Connie (Karen Symington Muendell), the girl to bring home to the folks, and Peggy (Heather Campbell), the rather dim bombshell who is in direct contrast, complete the cast.
Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy opened in 1961 for 681 performances and became a hit movie starring Frank Sinatra. Simon’s witty comic romp brims with hilarious, often poignant, family conflicts, resolutions --- and hints of his future successes.
Veteran director Joel Karpoff will stage YCP TheaterWorks’ second offering of its 53rd season. Joel has directed for Company Players for 15 years. In addition, he directed two shows a year for five years of the Heritage Hills Theater Guild. Among his many directorial successes are California Suite, Fiddler on the Roof, The Odd Couple (Male and female versions), Love, Sex and the IRS and Barefoot in the Park. Most recently, he directed Prisoner of Second Avenue for YCP TheaterWorks.
Visit our website at www.YCPTW.org for more information.