LOST: A MEMOIR — the play


BY CATHY OSTLERE AND DENNIS GARNHUM

Play- Cathy Ostlere

Every year, Cathy’s younger brother David calls home to Calgary on his birthday. This year the phone doesn’t ring. As the days and months pass, Cathy embarks on a heartrending journey to discover the truth behind his disappearance at sea, and what she uncovers brings her closer to finding the truth of her own heart. This inspiring true story demonstrates what it means to live an authentic life filled with love, loss and boundless dreams.

“When I first read Cathy’s memoir, I was captivated by its striking boldness and raw honesty. We’re transforming her story into a unique and magical one woman play. Combining multi-media video projections and Cathy’s vivid story telling, this is a world premiere of a Calgary woman’s story. Unforgettable.” - Dennis Garnhum

“A LYRICAL ONE-WOMAN PORTRAYAL OF LOVE, LOSS AND HOPE, BASED ON CATHY OSTLERE’S BESTSELLING MEMOIR.”

The Creative Team

Dennis Garnhum — Director
Bretta Gerecke — Set, Costume and Lighting Design
Jamie Nesbitt — Projection Design
Scott Killian — Original Music and Sound Design
Shari Wattling — Dramaturg


THE ACTORS

Play- Cathy Ostlere
Jan Alexandra Smith

Play- Cathy Ostlere







Constance Macy

Lost On Tour!

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THEATRE CALGARY

OCTOBER 19 — NOVEMBER 7, 2010

World Premiere

INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE


SEPTEMBER 20 — OCTOBER 15, 2011

U.S. PREMIERE

NEPTUNE THEATRE — Halifax

OCTOBER 18 — NOVEMBER 6, 2011

PRAIRIE THEATRE EXCHANGE — Winnipeg

January 19 - February 05, 2012


REVIEWS:

“FOUR STARS - Talk about an incredible journey!”
— Calgary Herald
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“There is no question Lost - A Memoir will become a staple of professional theatres around the world.”
— Calgary Sun
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“LOST paints a vivid picture of love, grief and family ties”
— Indy Star
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“FOUR STARS! Macy struts her acting chops.”
— NUVO
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Lost — A Memoir is a stunning theatrical experience.”
— Chronicle Herald
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“It is a rare feat for any individual to capture an audience’s attention for a full 90 minutes. However, Jan Alexandra Smith did just that at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax last night with her poignant and powerful one-woman production of Cathy Ostlere’s Lost – A Memoir.”
— Arts East
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“The set, with its projections that capture the sights and sounds of the sea in an almost abstract way, is a brilliantly conceived back drop to the story. Smith is a captivating actress at the helm of a captivating, thought-provoking and touching story..”
— The Coast
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Audience Reactions:

“Stirring and soulful, Lost – A Memoir is an honest, heartfelt and must-see account of one woman’s journey to find and reclaim her life. ”

“I’m left with a deep stirring to make any dreams of mine live, breath, and sweat the tears of passion. Brilliant.”

“We laughed, we cried, we felt Cathy’s pain and we were highly entertained covering all those emotions. (My husband was even choked up – which he rarely admits to).”

“I rank this show right up with Shirley Valentine on my list of all time IRT favorites. ”

“The best play and performance I have ever seen! Lost- a Memoir is a truly moving story and Constance Macy was phenomenal in the role as Cathy.”

“This is great date night theater that will encourage conversation about relationships and where we are now. Outstanding writing and directing. Love it, love it.”


A LITTLE MORE…


An Interview with Constance Macy. Watch here

Watch Behind the scenes on LOST — A MEMOIR for an interview with author Cathy Ostlere and director Dennis Garnhum of Theatre Calgary. Rehearsal footage features actor Jan Alexandra Smith.

Please visit lostamemoir.com for more information.


Cathy Ostlere

Lost - Cathy Ostlere

Lost - Cathy Ostlere

Lost - Cathy Ostlere

Cathy Ostlere

Cathy Ostlere

Lost - Cathy Ostlere


FOR RIGHTS to LOST Please contact Cathy or Dennis


Playscript

Lost - Cathy Ostlere


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ISBN-10: 1897289685

The Sea, the Sea

“The relationship between human beings and the sea, ships, and voyages has been an integral part of the human psyche throughout time and there are many famous shipwrecks in the history of literature and the artistic imagination. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Byron’s Don Juan, or Poe’s MS Found in a Bottle are all stories that weave the romantic longing for existential experience with the helplessness of being trapped at sea; they are about miscalculating the ability of one’s ship amidst a storm. The sea is a metaphor for the uncertainty experienced as human beings within the expansiveness of space and time, and the body is the vessel for our individual consciousness, navigating the weather of life, ignoring or rejecting the inevitability of our eventual demise in search of the next horizon.” — Joshua Petker, painter

See Joshua’s work