Timothy Devery plays Louie 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 Louie?
Timothy Devery: He is the second oldest of Grandma Kurnitz's boys. He has turned the wrong way in life, he works for the mob. He's the strongest of the kids, he learned from his mother well. She taught to live by any means possible, so his means is to take from others. He's on the run.
Q: What is fun about playing him?
T.D.: He's different from most roles I've played. He's not a complete jerk, which is nice, but he's also macho, which is nice. He's part of the family, and it's important to all of them to be connected. He's also mentoring the boys, Jay and Arty; he isn't steering them in the same direction he's going, though.
Q: What is your earliest memory of spending an extended period of time away from your parents?
T.D.: I got mononucleosis when I was in third grade, and then I was shipped off to my grandparents in New Jersey for a long time. I lost a lot of weight, I ate a lot of soup, I curdled milk in my body and vomited up cottage cheese.
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 http://lafayettecivic.tix.com 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.
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