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Ryan is Lost

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

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ERIK ENGMAN certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Moving and poignant story of a brother and sister who wait endlessly for their nephew Ryan. Somewhat absurdist, very passionate and marvelously addicting. Definitely worth checking out. ... full review
ELIZABETH MIHELICH certified reviewer June 22, 2013
You'd be missing an incredible experience if you missed this play. Leslie Murphy is a powerhouse, magnetic, charming, heartbreaking and maddening all in one! Go see Ryan is Lost if you get the chance, you won't be sorry!... full review
GARY GOLDMAN certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Real and allegorical at the same time. Just two characters but infinite variety. ... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN June 25, 2013
A profoundly damaged brother and sister await the return of their missing nephew in a Godot-like mall. These are two great performances, especially from Leslie Murphy, who imbues her character with a beautiful fragility and sad longing. The direction is spot on, but the play is still two lost souls on a bench for an hour. The lady to my right said it was brilliant and the lady to my left fell asleep- I'm somewhere between the two. fringeblog.webs.com... full review
AMANDA CARTER June 30, 2013
Ryan is Lost allows the audience to truly laugh at a comical situation but also empathize with some genuinely lonely people that we can easily connect with. I found myself really pulling for this brother/sister duo and wanted them to resolve their deep embedded issues with the past and find a resolution in finding their nephew "Ryan" that represents a hopeful resolution for the two "fuckups". The playwright provides great dialogue and a battlefield at the local mall for these two to work out their complex issues. My friend and I had a great time so please go see it!... full review
JULIA SANFORD June 30, 2013
RYAN IS LOST is a compelling play that is both entertaining and thought provoking. It draws you in from the moment the lights come up and doesn't let you go until the end. It evokes a range of feelings from frustration with the two characters to disgust to empathy. The dialogue is sharp, witty, fast paced and laced with humor and the actors execute it brilliantly. It's one of those pieces that you'll be thinking about for days afterward. See this show if you can! ... full review
KRISTIN MILES PALMER certified reviewer June 24, 2013
An engaging story that kept me on my toes alternating between periods of comical delight and dark intensity. Terrifically acted by Leslie Murphy and David Haverty, this show is a must see!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2013
This was a challenging scenario for both actors and yet they kept the audience riveted throughout with their ability to capture each emotion and make it their own.It is not often that one is fortunate enough to see quality, raw acting ability such as that shown by these 2 actors. Conversation among fellow viewers after the play was interesting in the varied perceptions of the actors' interpretations of their characters. This was not an easy play to watch, but I was so impressed with the level of professionalism and acting ability displayed......great job ... full review
BOB LEGGETT examiner.com June 30, 2013
I have never been so profoundly touched or seen such as stirring demonstration of sibling rivalry as I did through the eyes of this play. Both Haverty and Murphy are outstanding in their performance, as secrets are revealed and the purpose of their waiting are left in the aftermath of their interactions. This is a must see performance and worthy of a Best of Fringe extension.... full review
GRANISON CRAWFORD certified reviewer July 14, 2013
This was one most entertaining experiences I've had all year. Two people talking should never be so dam awesome! From the start to the finish I loved and cared about the characters. The performances were dynamic and genuine, and I believed every moment. I haven't seen a play that incorporated such richly woven humor into a dark setting. So glad I came. Seriously, loved it.... full review

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