Acclaimed playwright David Auburn is at it again with his latest play Lost Lake now playing as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2014-2015 Season. This 90 minute gem is currently running at MTC’s Off-Broadway space on 55th Street – Stage 1 at City Center.

Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica, who rents a lakeside property from the disheveled Hogan. Very quickly, Veronica is drawn into Hogan’s world – and problems. MTC writes, “An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.”

David Auburn is no stranger to the New York theater scene. He is probably best known for his long-running play Proof (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), which ran on Broadway from 2000-2003 and has been performed in countless regional theaters. More recently, Auburn’s The Columnist played a limited Broadway engagement starring John Lithgow at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2012.

Lost Lake is a two person play starring Tracie Thoms and John Hawkes. Both Thoms and Hawkes boast quite the resume. Thoms is best known for her portrayal of “Joanne” in the Broadway production and film version of Rent. She has also appeared on Broadway in Stick Fly and Drowning Crow, and in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of The Exonerated. Hawkes has had quite the onscreen career, having most recently starred in The Sessions (for which he received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor) and Winter’s Bone (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award).

Lost Lake

This production of Lost Lake officially opened at MTC’s Stage 1 on November 11 to rave reviews, with Time Out New York saying, “Tracie Thoms is excellent”, and Variety saying, “Oscar nominee John Hawkes is astonishing.” Tickets are currently on sale as part of the show’s limited run. And if you are a stranger to Manhattan Theater Club, you should be aware of their 30-under-30 program which offers $30 tickets to theater-goers under the age of 30.

MTC is currently boasting a very exciting season, including Constellations (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) coming this December, and Airline Highway (directed by Joe Mantello) arriving in April. Lost Lake is a must-see, so grab your tickets before its closing on December 21. You’ll be glad you did.


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