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Tales of the Lost Formicans

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Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

289 Main Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

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PLEASE CHECK OPENING NIGHT DETAILS BELOW

Tales of the Lost Formicans

By Constance Congdon

Directed by Yagil Eliraz

“Something is wrong with your dad… he’s not… himself”, Evelyn reports over the phone to her daughter Cathy, requesting her help and support. Recently divorced and in her mid-forties, accompanied by Erica, her rebellious teenager daughter, Cathy moves back to live with her parents for a while, in Colorado’s suburbia. This transition opens new fronts for Cathy to deal with: her daughter’s frustration, her mother’s complaints, and her dad’s loss of memory.

And, of course, there are also aliens in the mix! They observe and frame the various scenes, and much like us, the audience, they also try to make sense of the family complex dynamics and its environment.

The play explores existential themes like: adolescence, aging parents, lost love and divorce, fragile memory, and the strength of the familial unit. All this is being unfolded in a collage of moving and hilarious encounters between the three generations of this family, the people around them, and some curious aliens.

April 25 - Special Opening Night Celebration - MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT* AND benefit the United Way of Franklin County. ALL TICKETS $30

*CONSTANCE CONGDON is Amherst College Playwriting Professor Emeritus. She is considered “One of the best playwrights our country, and our language, has produced.” (Tony Kushner) “Congdon writes like a woman possessed.” (Nels Nelson, New York Daily News) Her work appears in many collections and continues to be produced worldwide.

Regular performances:

April 26, 27, May 3, 4 at 7:30 pm - $25/$20

May 2 at 7:30 pm - $20/$18 Audience conversation following the play

April 28 at 2 pm - $20/$18

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking during the shows may be found on the street, in the municipal parking lots, or the town parking garage just a block from Hawks & Reed

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call 413-768-7514 or write to PLE

What's the refund policy?

Refunds for Opening Night tickets - 48 hours in advance

Refunds for regular show nights - 24 hours before curttain time

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289 Main Street

Greenfield, MA 01301

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