Lost Girls

Lost Girls $13

John Pollono

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 4 Female

Sixteen-year-old Erica goes missing during a winter storm

Parents Maggie and Lou - former high school sweethearts, now divorced - are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions

Filled with poignant passions and dark humor, Lost Girls is a hard-hitting comedy drama about the women of a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects in a world indifferent to their struggles

And their attempt to prevent history from repeating itself


" a moving comic drama Mr. Pollono is a deft practitioner of the sort of twist-in-the-tale narratives that are mostly associated with short-story writers of earlier eras, like O. Henry and W. Somerset Maugham unfolds as a counterpoint between bright, youthful expectations and the gray resignation of characters who in their 30s have already slid into middle age. The play's title starts to acquire a deep-blue aura of predestination" ~ The New York Times

"[A] gritty New Hampshire drama ... povides further theatrical evidence that the traumatic past doesn't die but rather moves undergrounda truthful psychological study of characters trying to figure out how to coexist with their grievances. There's a twist to this dysfunctional family drama that is at once surprising and completely integral very moving" ~ Los Angeles Times

"Pollono richly understands this milieu, and the colorful speech rings musically he summons sympathetic involvement with these interesting people and gives them a dimension of expression that belies their lack of education and dim prospects" ~ The Hollywood


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