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Persephone Productions portrays love in Lost: A Memoir

goodPersephone Productions’ Lost: A Memoir is a portrayal of love.

Cathy Osterle’s book Lost: A Memoir has been called a lyrical mediation on loss, love and hope. In its adaptation to the stage, by the author and director Dennis Garnhum, it has been lauded by the Calgary Sun, which predicted the play “will become a staple of professional theatres around the world.”

It tells the story of a sister’s anguish when her brother asks her to hide his plans for an extended boat trip from their mother and then disappears. As she searches for him and his girlfriend, she discovers some surprising things about her own life’s journey and about what it means to truly live your dreams.

The play has known great success and was a 2012 Governor-General’s Literary Award nominee. In Montreal, directed by Christopher Moore and featuring Karine Dion in the role of Cathy, it is the first in a series of plays by Canadian authors that Persephone Productions will present over the next years.

The theatre will tour to four venues starting April 5 at John Abbott, April 12 in St. Lambert, April 13 and 14 at Victoria Hall in Westmount, then April 19-21 L’Espace 401, Berri.

Persephone Productions was founded in 2000 by Gabrielle Soskin and its mandate is to provide work experience for young professional theatre artists in all areas of their expertise. The company is committed to presenting innovative plays that have literary and social significance.

Info: 514-481-1327, persephoneproductions.org

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