Gone Missing marks the commercial Off-Broadway debut for New York's acclaimed theatrical troupe The Civilians.
Gone Missing, according to press notes, "is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost – everything from keys, personal identification and a Gucci pump to family heirlooms, your dog and your mind – creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. . . . [The musical intertwines] stories of lost objects with those of the 'finders,' from a retired NYPD cop to a pet psychic."
The cast features Emily Ackerman, Damian Baldet, Jennifer R. Morris, Stephen Plunkett, Robbie Collier Sublett and Colleen Werthmann portraying more than 30 characters in The Civilians' signature storytelling cabaret style.
Gone Missing is written and directed by Steven Cosson with additional text by Peter Morris, and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Friedman most recently provided music for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Romeo and Juliet.
Gone Missing was initially performed shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time the show has grown and now features a score by Friedman, which incorporates salsa, ballads, operetta and tuneful pop. The design team comprises Takeshi Kata (set design), Sarah Beers (costume design), Thomas Dunn (lighting design) and Ken Travis (sound design).
Tickets, priced $20-$45, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue South.
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"Since their founding in 2001 by artistic director Steven Cosson, The Civilians have created four original shows that have been presented in a range of sites downtown and in theatres, nightclubs, art centers and festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Using methods that combine documentary and artistic practices, The Civilians' works illuminate the interplay between the personal and larger social phenomena and their collaborations take inspiration from the full range of theatrical forms — from cabaret to experimental theatre."