Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In the Wings: Lost in Yonkers. Meet Kyle Borcz.

Kyle Borcz plays Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, the fourth show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Neil Simon wrote the script.

Question: Who is Eddie?
Kyle Borcz: Eddie is the father of the boys, Jay and Arty. He is the eldest surviving son in the Kurnitz family. His heart may be a little too big for his family. He's the emotional one, he's a little neurotic. Eddie suffered a big loss before the start of the play, which adds to his neurosis. It's left him in a very, very bad way financially. He has to find somewhere for his sons to live while he earns money to pay off debts.

Q: What is fun about playing him?
K.B.: He goes through a whole range of emotions in one scene. He's very upset and nervous and cautious, but wants to make sure the boys are perfect and looking good and clean. He's pouring his heart out to the boys, comforting his sister and being in awe and afraid of his mother. In thirty-five pages, it's emotionally up and down and up and down and up and down.

Q: What is your earliest memory of spending an extended period of time away from your parents?
K.B.: Other than a few days with Grandma and Grandpa, there wasn't a lot of time I spent away from my parents until college. The first time one my friends wanted to visit Springfield, about an hour away, my first instinct was to call my parents. And as I was dialing, I said, "What am I doing?" I hung up the phone and went on my merry way.

Lost in Yonkers runs Friday, February 28 through Saturday, March 15 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance. Follow @lafayettecivic on Twitter twenty minutes before each performance to learn about Rush ticket availability for students with valid college or high school IDs.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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