Review: IRTs 'Lost' 

click to enlarge Constance Macy
  • Constance Macy

4 stars

Indiana Repertory Theatre; through Oct. 15.

The autobiographical script of Lost began as a series of poems by Cathy Ostlere and grew into creative non-fiction essays. It now reaches the next phase of its journey as the Indiana Repertory Theatre produces the American premiere of this dramatic adventure play.

In Lost, audiences travel around the world with Cathy (Constance Macy) as she endeavors to discover the truth of her brother's disappearance at sea.

A favorite at the IRT, Macy struts her acting chops in this solo show, manifesting each moment with sensitivity and heart. She captivates the audiences, carrying us through a course carefully charted to illicit laughter and disbelief. The construction of the play presents an acting challenge as Macy performs different characters that illuminate the various perspectives that lead Cathy on her journey. But Macy is a woman-of-a-thousand-voices, metamorphosing both vocally and physically into each character without adding commentary.

While some of the play's heightened emotional moments feel belabored, perhaps because of the constant shifting, Macy delivers honesty on stage that is refreshing.

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