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Gone Missing - Full Length Musical

Gone Missing

Civilians, The, Michael Friedman, Steven Cosson

Full Length Musical

3m, 3f

A wry and whimsical documentary musical of loss devised from interview…

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Full Length Musical


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A wry and whimsical documentary musical of loss devised from interviews with real-life New Yorkers by The Civilians, the acclaimed New York-based company. This collection of very personal accounts of things "gone missing"—everything from keys, personal identification and a Gucci pump to family heirlooms, your dog and your mind—creates a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with loss in our lives. A flexible company of six performs more than thirty characters, intertwining these stories of lost objects with tales from some unusual "finders," ranging from a retired NYPD cop to a pet psychic. Set against eclectic and tuneful songs by Michael Friedman, GONE MISSING is cabaret-theater about the little things in life seen largely.
"This delightful comic revue…is fresh, breezy and very funny indeed, a perfect summer entertainment." —NY Times. "GONE MISSING is not merely a witty, quick-footed and entertaining evening of theater; it is also a finely tuned inquiry into the nature of memory that manages to be forward-looking at the same time. GONE MISSING's links between past and present provide clear evidence of evolution in the world of modern theater. Miss it and weep." —Time Out NY. "…engrossing and inventive. And it delivers a stunning payoff in its final scene…both a kick in the gut and a philosophical conundrum. It's the kind of conclusion that lingers in the mind long after the show that offered it has vanished." —Variety. "A startling combination executed with great panache, satirical acumen and covert tenderness." —Independent (London).


3m, 3f


Flexible casting


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Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman has composed music and lyrics for The Civilians' Canard, Canard, Goose?, Gone Missing, and (I am) Nobody's Lunch, as well as music for many productions in New York, London, and regionally. He is currently working on an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with Annie Weisman for the La Jolla Playhouse, and musicals for the Kennedy Center and Huntington Theatre. He is an Artistic ... view full profile

Steven Cosson

Steven Cosson founded The Civilians in 2001. With the company: co-writer and director of Paris Commune, which was recently produced at the Public Theater, and previously at La Jolla Playhouse; co-writer and director of This Beautiful City which premiered at the 2008 Humana Festival with productions at Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre; ... view full profile

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