Students Take Center Stage

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A talented cast of Deer Park High School thespians performed Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.” Students worked for weeks to portray this coming-of-age tale that focuses on Jay Kurnitz (Alexander Stephani) and his younger brother Arty (Sam Henkel), left in the care of his grandmother (Megan Cain) and Aunt Bella (Faith Ahmed) in Yonkers, N.Y. Jay's father Eddie (Joseph McGarty) must work as a traveling salesman to pay off debts incurred following the death of his wife. Supporting characters Uncle Louie (David Reyes) and Aunt Gert (Michelle Rubino) add to the mix of this highly dysfunctional family.