About The Show
In this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Eddie Kurnitz leaves his two teenage sons with his estranged mother. The boys are left to contend with their stern Grandma, their mentally challenged Aunt Bella and her secret romance, and Uncle Louie, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.
Meet The Cast
ALEX PERONE (Uncle Louie)
is supremely excited to be making his debut with the Heights Players! He studied Theatre at SUNY Oneonta, and has been acting for over 25 years. Most recently he has found success as a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Alex has been seen in such favorite roles as Max Prince in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Ollie in Chelsea Marcantel’s Tiny Houses, Robert in Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner, and Aaron Fox in Kander and Ebb’s Curtains. In addition to being an actor, Alex is als
DANIEL CONDON (Arty/Jay u/s)
is a NY based actor in film, tv and theater. He has always had a love for acting growing up and when he graduated high school in 2015 he signed up for his first acting class. Back in his hometown of West Palm Beach, he studied at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Television and The Actors Workshop of South Florida before having moved to NYC where he has been training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse NYC under Neal Matarazzo for the last 3 years. In his time in NY, he has done numerous short
LaRena Iocco (Gert)
is excited to be performing in her second show with the Heights Players with this amazing cast! A former professional circus clown, some of LaRena's favorite theatrical roles over the years include Mrs. Mayor in Seussical, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, the west coast premiere of Jerry Springer the Opera and performing across the U.S., Mexico and Japan with the circus. Big love to Michelle for dragging me into this delightful community of artists known as The Heights Players
Noelle McGrath (Grandma Kurnitz)
Two-time nominee for the NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role, Noelle was last seen as La Poncia in The House Of Bernarda Alba, at The Gallery Players. Other favorite roles; Lizzy: Sweeney in Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Mama: Natural Life, Amanda Wingfield: The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Codliver: Self, Miss Havisham: Great Expectations, Fonsia Dorsey: The Gin Game, Cornelia Scott: Something Unspoken, Putana: ‘tis Pity She’s A Whore, Veta Simmons: Harvey, Mrs. Peachum: The
HARRY O_NEILL (Arty)
This is Harry’s 2nd go around with The Heights Players, he is a 6th grader at MS 839 in Brooklyn. Harry enjoys playing basketball, skiing, & hoping the NY Giants will make it to the Super Bowl. His favorite trip was this past summer when he visited Juneau, AK. A highlight was hiking to the Mendenhall glacier where Harry held a chunk of 3000 year old glacial ice and then licked it.
NATE BECKER (Jay)
is thrilled to make his Heights Players debut. He most recently played Jimmy in Taking Over Your Life at the Gallery Players and is currently studying acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from Chicago, Nate enjoys playing piano and a competitive game of pickleball in his free time.
Dani Tolan (Eddie)
is a Scottish native raised in Sunset Park Brooklyn. He discovered theater performance at the Ted Bardy Studio in Manhattan where he studies the Meisner technique. He is also a musician and martial arts enthusiast. LOST IN YONKERS is his first production at the Heights Players. Dani is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production of Neil Simon’s greatest play.
LISA WHITTEN (Bella)
is thrilled to be in her third production this season with The Heights Players! Lisa, a storyteller originally from North Carolina, teaches English and Improv. She was last seen in Coney Island Christmas, The Crucible and her one woman show Becoming a Noble Gas. She would like to thank Kerry as well as the cast and crew for being so supportive and complete rockstars.
BILL BARRY (Louie u/s)
last appeared on this stage as John Proctor in this seasons Heights Players Production of The Crucible, directed by James Martinelli and also recently appeared in the role of Arthur Conan Doyle (Best Actor Nominee) in the 2022 NYC Theatre Festival Production of Holmestead, written by Jim Broderick. He credits this performance to his Uncle Francis (Buddy) Farrell, who had “moxie” to spare and would also like to thank his beautiful wife for her love and support.
HEATHER LYNN (Gert u/s)
is thrilled to be back onstage in one of her favorite plays of all time! Earlier this season, Heather performed as Beatrice Kaufman in “Act One” and Rebecca Nurse in “The Crucible.” She also serves as the Fundraising Chair on the Executive Committee for The Heights Players Board of Directors. Heather wishes the cast and crew of "Lost in Yonkers” the best of luck, and she would like to dedicate her performance to her loving family and friends, especially her coach DG. You can follow Heather’s adv
LIZ BOVE (Grandma Kurnitz u/s)
Credits include The Guthrie Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Rattlestick Theater, Cortland Repertory, Florida Repertory, The Irish Arts Center and The Heights Players. Also Law & Order and every New York soap opera.
RAN ISNER (Eddie u/s)
is so excited to be a part of Lost In Yonkers and would like to thank Kerry for this opportunity. He had the privilege of playing Misha Abramowitz in The Heights Player’s production of Coney Island Christmas after a ten year hiatus and is so happy to collaborate with this wonderful cast. Ran would like to thank his children, Dylan and Daphne for being so supportive and Marie for pushing me to get back in the saddle.
LUCIA BURNS (Bella u/s)
is excited to be back at Heights Players, understudying Bella. It has been an incredible learning experience. Favorite roles include: Mother Courage, Mother Courage and her Children, Titania: A Midsummer Night's Dream, and April: Hot L Baltimore. Melody I am so proud of you, D & C your support means everything to me.
Kerry Wolf (Director)
Marialana Ardolino (Production Coordinator)
Katie Crawford (Stage Manager)
Isaiah Michaels (Stage Manager)
Jan VanderPutten (Prop Mistress)
Andrea Messina Smargiassi (Asst. Stage Manager/Props)
Gary VanderPutten (Set Design)
Leo J. Contrino (Lighting Design)
German Bosquez (Sound Design)
James Martinelli (Costume Design)
Gary Lizardo (Wigs)
Richard Allen (Lighting Tech)
David Moseder (Sound Tech)
Joe Pacifico (Theatrical Consultant/Photographer)
Ruthie Rosenfeld (Graphic Designer)
Michelle Maccarone (Promotional Video)
Alex DiTrolio (Directors Interview Video)
Lost G and Jay