“Gone Missing” was written by Steven Cosson, artistic director of The Civilians, from interviews conducted and compiled by his company members. The Civilians, founded in 2001 and based in New York City, often use interviews as the initial source material for their plays.
Music and lyrics for “Gone Missing” are by Michael Friedman, a prolific young composer whose musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” recently appeared on Broadway.
“‘Gone Missing’ is a piece that grapples with loss as an inescapable facet of the human condition, but does so with comedy and musical panache,” said Dr. Daina Robins, the production’s director and a professor of theater at Hope. “Throughout the production, characters speak and sing about loss, about something ‘gone missing’ — be it a dog, a shoe, a piece of jewelry. The stories surrounding these missing objects convey the concrete experience of losing something, but also point to larger issues of loss and grief.”
Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $5 for students. They are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, 222 Fairbanks Ave.