Ojai actors 'Lost in Yonkers'

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Bella (Jessi May Stevenson of Ojai), left, is yearning to be independent from her mother. She has met a movie theater usher she believes wants to marry her and hopes their plans to start a restaurant will engender that freedom. All she needs is $5,000. When her mother, Mrs. Kurnitz (Isobel Roth of Ojai), discovers her with this money, she assumes Bella has stolen it from her personal stash, which leads to this confrontation. (In reality, Bella has been given the money by her brother, Louie.)


Santa Paula Theater Center’s production of Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a Yonkers, N.Y., family at loose ends during World War II. After the death of their mother, the father contemplates leaving his teen-age sons with their dominating grandmother while he heads south for a job that could help him regain normality for the family. Performed Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 15 in the theater at 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula. Adults $24, seniors and students $22, children 12 and under $18.;; or 805-525-4645. 

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