Lost Lake

by David Auburn
directed by Daisy Walker
featuring Lynnette R. Freeman and Quentin Maré

at The Unicorn Stage
The Larry Vaber Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 6 East Street

Previews: Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29
Press Opening/Opening Performance: Sunday, October 1 at 2pm
Talkback: Thursday, October 5 after 7pm performance
Closing: Sunday, October 22 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: $50
Sponsored by: Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; The Shubert Foundation; Furlano and Arace, PC; The Westfield News Group and Massachusetts Cultural Council

"performances are about as graceful and honest as you are likely to find in a production that is as graceful and honest as you are likely to see—ever."
Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle

Imperfect strangers meet in this warm, touching and funny one-act written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner, David Auburn (Proof). Lost Lake follows the story of Veronica, played by Lynnette R. Freeman (On The Outs) and Hogan played by Quentin Maré (Tom Stoppard’s Rock N Roll), tangled up in each other's lives by circumstance. Veronica, hopelessly in need of an escape from life's uphill battle, takes her children to a lakeside rental. Unfortunately for Veronica, not only is the property less than ideal, it also includes a bedraggled and secluded estate owner, Hogan. Both fighting their own battles, the two outcasts find complicated comfort in their shared isolation. Directed by Daisy Walker (Assistant Director on Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula: The Musical), this play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Playwright David Auburn says, “Lost Lake started with a scene about a summer house negotiation. Two people are bargaining over a rental. They've never met before. They're each putting their best foot forward. But what are they hiding from each other? The play grew from there. It focuses tightly on two complicated lives and the way those lives are changed over a few summer months. I wanted to write about people from different worlds getting dragged into each other’s problems. How much do they owe each other? What are the limits of compassion, and what do we do when those limits get crossed? Of all of my plays this is perhaps the one I enjoyed writing the most, and have had the most fun with in rehearsal and production.” 

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"performances are about as graceful and honest as you are likely to find in a production that is as graceful and honest as you are likely to see—ever."
Jeffrey Bork, The Berkshire Eagle

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"It’s been a stellar season...Berkshire Theatre Group is a family of artists and craftspeople"
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"finely observed, carefully wrought...deep and satisfying"
Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union



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Performance Dates

  • Thursday, September 28 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Friday, September 29 at 7pm (Preview)
  • Saturday, September 30 at 2pm
  • Saturday, September 30 at 7pm 
  • Sunday, October 1 at 2pm (Opening)
  • Thursday, October 5 at 7pm
  • Friday, October 6 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 7 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 7 at 7pm
  • Sunday, October 8 at 2pm
  • Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
  • Friday, October 13 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 14 at 7pm
  • Sunday, October 15 at 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm JUST ADDED!
  • Thursday, October 19 at 7pm
  • Friday, October 20 at 7pm
  • Saturday, October 21 at 2pm
  • Saturday, October 21 at 7pm
  • Sunday, October 22 at 2pm (Closing)