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I Lost You There

From 2 critic and 68 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Absorbing

About the show

Cherry Lane Late Night presents en encore run of Iris Bahr's solo show in which she plays many characters and explores the one thing we all have in common: death. More…

'I Lost You There' humorously examines how death is viewed and experienced through different lenses, occupations, and cultural norms. Bahr brings to life moving and comic characters whose lives interconnect in surprising ways, shining a light on the one aspect of our existence that we all share. Ms. Bahr's previous solo show, 'DAI (enough),' won multiple awards and played around the globe.

The Huffington Post

“Bahr has the gift of combining intelligence with hilarity. Here, she dispenses the enviable gift in huge dollops...Truth is, whereas so many sketches of this sort go on beyond their welcome—even in today’s seemingly formulaic in-quick-out-quick 90-minuters—Bahr, at The Cherry Lane Theatre, hews to an almost forgotten show-biz rule: Always leave them wanting more." Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"Bahr keeps her characters wonderfully life-sized, never overplaying or overwriting them...Her subtlety turns out to be a double-edged sword, however. When a character appears, we’re not always sure, at least not at first, whether it’s a new character or one we’ve seen before...‘I Lost You There’ is more humorous than funny. There are no brilliant zingers or laugh-out-loud one liners. But there is a somewhat sophisticated comic sensibility." Full Review

Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if one woman shows

Don't see it if you want a big theatrical experience

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like a one woman tour de force of acting. Well written, thought provoking and funny!

Don't see it if You're looking for a flashy musical.

Great storytelling, Absorbing, Great writing, Touching, Clever

See it if You like great storytelling. This is not the best one-person performing all the characters I’ve seen but it’s one of the best stories!!

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows. She plays all the characters.

Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like intelligent one-woman shows that explore topics of family relationships and our interactions with people who come into our lives.

Don't see it if you don't like simple, quiet, reflective productions.

Also really enjoyed this piece and all the personas the actress took on. Th... Read more Read less

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Funny, Profound

See it if If you like one woman show with diferent characters. Touching story flavored with black humor. Well written and performed.

Don't see it if If you need more actors on stage to play different characters because you can't appreciate solo shows.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an open sense of humor and understand the subtle undertones in a controlled and nuanced performance

Don't see it if you are looking for cheap laughs

Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see a brilliant one-woman show that brings a cast of quirky characters to vivid life. For me it was genius!

Don't see it if One person creating a whole cast of characters with different accents and speech patterns just isn't your thing.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You enjoy one person shows, and don't mind crying and laughing in the same minute

Don't see it if The thought of death and a little dark humor gets to you

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like cleverly-written, thoughtful one-person shows.

Don't see it if You go to theatre for razzle-dazzle spectacle or over-the-top comedy.

Funny, Profound, Touching, Heartwarming, Resonant

See it if Well crafted story about different people confronting death. Has a lot to say: are we burdened, relieved? Uses humor and surprise.

Don't see it if You want a longer show, or a non-solo piece. The show keeps you entertained, leaving you to think about the meaning afterward.

Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if 1 women shows that portray different characters with wit and understanding Well developed and written ,

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theater about serious subjects .

Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if Enjoy mentally creating a whole from many parts. Each character's personality adds to an event of which some of them are not even aware.

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows where the performer becomes many characters. Also it is very short, under an hour.

Outstanding character work, Tightly knit storyline, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if one woman show with lots of extremely varied characters portraying a web of life interests you

Don't see it if Listening to highly detailed imaginings is not your thing

Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to hear an interesting and thought provoking tale.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.

Also It’s short. But we all know that’s exactly what we want sometimes. It’... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like well acted 1 woman many character story about life, love and loss that somehow get tied together in the end. Well done!

Don't see it if you want entertainment with music and dance and lots of costumes and dancing etc.....

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You want to see a one-woman show about death that is well-written, well-acted, funny and poignant.

Don't see it if The topic of death treated in a frank and open manner bothers you.

Ambitious, Confusing, Great writing, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if A small production with a big point of view and one-woman playing multiple character intrigues with quality writing, and a smart twist.

Don't see it if Some plot holes (Pria's ALSO a suicide-hotline worker?) and the accents/character work wasn't as strong as the writing, which detracted.

Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like one woman shows where the performer portrays different characters, both male & female, and the narrative unfolds through vignettes.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the intimate theater experience, or if you are not interested in seeing shows that deal with death.

Great acting, Great writing, Confusing, Clever, Intense

See it if You like solo shows and topics about love & death. Great acting for playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You don't like one-woman shows. The story is a bit confusing and the scenes don't connect well with each other at certain points.

Poignant, Humorous, Bittersweet, Beautifully played

See it if you like one person shows played with virtuosity by a skilled actor; can find humor in death, suicidal wishes, human faults & foibles

Don't see it if you can't laugh at suicidal feelings, family & relationship dysfunction, grief, neediness and loss; want a mindless comedy show

Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if interweaving of several individual stories relating to a serious subject matter

Don't see it if you prefer seeing something of a lighter nature

Resonant, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy 1 person shows. She plays many characters and transitions well between them.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy show about the realities of family and death.

Also Even with the subject matter, it is not a depressing show and does act... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy witnessing one women creating a plethora of characters, different genders, different social classes, different accents, all perfec

Don't see it if you expect a play with narrative and action.

Also I was enthralled by the interweaving of stories from several lives whi... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a solo show with a great performer. You want to hear good impersonations. You want to hear a very good touching story.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances. You don't like impersonations. You don't want to hear a great touching story.

Clever, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Enjoy one-woman shows, with many characters portrayed, like shows by Sarah Jones or Anna Deavere Smith, although this was as professional

Don't see it if You prefer shows with many characters and a strong narrative

Also Not all of the sketches worked, with the weakest one being the one wit... Read more Read less

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