Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods

“Remarkably touching”
-New York Times

“Stirring…a most potent play”
The New Jersey Star Ledger

“See. This. Play.”
Q onStage

In Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, Christine—a middle aged, middle class, recently divorced mother—finds a cause in the Whole Foods produce section. Her “cause” is Gabriel, a Sudanese “lost boy,” who fled civil war in his own country to find himself in snowy North America. Christine invites Gabriel to live with her and her teenage daughter in their suburban house and the drama ensues. One woman’s straightforward desire to help becomes a story uncovering the difficulty of understanding others.

The Artistic Perspective discussion for Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods will feature:

Jamie Wagner, Asylum Attorney
Barbara Taylor, Senior Attorney  with ILAP
Rosemarie DeAngelis, Teacher at SMCC and Color of Community Advisor/Treasurer
Ekhlas Ahmed, SMCC and USM Graduate
Cathy Buerger, PhD Candidate at the University of Connecticut

We are partnering with Wayside Food Programs to do a food drive during the run of Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods. To find out how to donate, click here.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tammy Ryan

Ryan’s award winning plays have been produced across the country and internationally. She won the 2012 Francesca Primus Prize awarded by the American Theater Critics Association for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods, which was developed by the New Harmony Project, and received its world premiere in a co-production at Premiere Stages and Playwrights Theater of New Jersey. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at The Alliance Theater Company, Dorset Theater Festival, Florida Stage, Marin Theater Company, The REP at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, City Theater, Bricolage, and the Lark Play Development Lab among others, and has been featured at NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays. In addition her plays for young audiences have twice received the National Playwriting for Youth Bonderman Award, including The Music Lesson which also received the American Alliance of Theatre in Education’s Distinguished Play Award.  Other honors include the Heinz Endowments Creative Heights Grant, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Creative Achievement Award and fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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