Pittsfield, MA– Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn(Proof), directed by Daisy Walker and featuring Lynnette R. Freeman (On The Outs)and Quentin Maré (Tom Stoppard’s Rock N Roll), the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Lost Lake will begin performances on Thursday, September 28 at The Unicorn Theatre. Opening is set for Sunday, October 1 at 2pm.
Playwright David Auburn says, “Lost Lake started with a scene about a summer house negotiation. Two people are bargaining over a rental. They’ve never met before. They’re each putting their best foot forward. But what are they hiding from each other? The play grew from there. It focuses tightly on two complicated lives and the way those lives are changed over a few summer months. I wanted to write about people from different worlds getting dragged into each other’s problems. How much do they owe each other? What are the limits of compassion, and what do we do when those limits get crossed? Of all of my plays this is perhaps the one I enjoyed writing the most.”
Lost Lake is an engrossing, evocative play. Part drama, part melancholy comedy, Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica, played by Lynnette R. Freeman and Hogan, played by Quentin Maré. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life’s uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation. Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this stirring, unexpected and visceral play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
Berkshire Theater Group’s Artistic/CEO Director, Kate Maguire says, “We are thrilled to present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn’s, Lost Lake (Proof), as our Fall production. David has an affection for creating complex characters in the midst of turmoil, characters that are flawed, fragile and real.”
The Berkshire Theatre Group presents
by David Auburn
directed by Daisy Walker
at The Unicorn Stage
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street
Opening Performance: Sunday, October 1 at 2pm
Closing: Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; The Shubert Foundation; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westfield News Group and Massachusetts Cultural Council
About Berkshire Theatre Group
The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County schoolchildren annually. BTG’s celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.