Ryan is Lost

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

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EMILY DONN certified reviewer · June 15, 2013
I had such a good time at this show. The acting was terrific, the script made me laugh at things I would normally NEVER find funny, and I hung on every moment of the show. A+... full review

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TERRY TOCANTINS · June 15, 2013
I like my comedies to chronicle the slow and subtle de-evolution of a once great nation. Here we have two real misfits with one simple job (taking their nephew to a crappy mall) that they cannot do for the life of them. This is a play about how it's impossible to do anything right. It reminds me of The Band's The Weight. First beause it's funny. But more importantly both report on a world so out of orbit that the most well intentioned person on earth constantly will get strepped on. It is not their souls that are devoid of merit, it's a sick, sickening world full of resentment, broken promises and addiction. I ended up really liking these losers, and hating all the invisible douchenozzles that surround us in the mall of 'Merica.... full review

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BRANDON CLARK · June 15, 2013
The best show I've seen at the Fringe. Probably one of the best - Period. Waiting for Godot meets Honey Boo Boo. Very funny and razor sharp dialogue. ... full review

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ZACH MARCH · June 15, 2013
Every time I read something new from this writer he surprises the hell out of me. This absurdist play has a lot of guts; a two person play in which the entire action revolves around a single location. It certainly demanded a lot from director and cast and they knocked it out of the damn park! Not only was I fully engrossed during, but when it ended I wanted more. I had a blast just being pissed off at these siblings. Certainly loved to hate them and I know you will too! Congrats to all involved. Go see this play!... full review

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HEATHERLYNN GONZALEZ · June 16, 2013
I loved it because every person in the audience that I spoke to afterwards found something in it that related to themselves, even if it was sort of embarrassing to admit it. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 15, 2013
Sick! Twisted! Funny! Brilliant!... full review

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AARON FRANCIS certified reviewer · June 15, 2013
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 make... full review

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AMBER RUFFIN certified reviewer · June 16, 2013
Ryan Is Lost was wonderful! It was perfectly performed. I felt like I was actually in a mall eavesdropping on a brother and sister who lost their nephew. I've never felt worse for 2 people in my whole life. This show is the reason I'm going to see as many fringe shows as possible this year. Brilliant!... full review

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MARIAN GONZALEZ certified reviewer · June 15, 2013
Absurdist terror! Two siblings argue over how to handle a desperate situation. The dialogue is sharp, and clever. The pacing is fast, as fits a situation like this. Though for it's speed, you never lose the dreadful feeling that something is very wrong, and no one is going to fix it.... full review

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LAUREN VAN KURIN certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
I love this writer! Nathan Wellman is someone to watch out for. I really enjoyed this 2 person dark comedy. It seemed nobody in the audience really wanted to leave the theatre after the show. Get your tickets now before the run sells out! ... full review

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