Ryan is Lost

comedy · awake/unafraid · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by AARON FRANCIS
June 15, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Ryan really is lost. So are the two stars of this show. Completely and utterly lost. And they have no hope of getting found. In fact I suspect they have no interest in being found or saved. It’s difficult to tell what is real and what isn’t in this hyperreal absurdist new work. Our stars are dealing with troubled pasts and personal demons and hidden secrets and they’re all bubbling up now that they realize that they have lost something very important, something good and pure. And the odds are pretty good that they’ll never find anything good or pure again as they’re haunted by past horrors that won’t leave them alone. All of the intellectual material that this play makes you wrestle with is all well and good, but what this play has that makes it worth seeing is the humor. The humor is dark and fluid and pretty much ever-present. And unexpected. The actors are top notch and the performances and direction sure and riveting. Go see this play.

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