Lost Girls

Lost Girls NYC Reviews and Tickets

(38 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intense, Riveting

About the Show

MCC presents a gritty drama about the reunion of a stressed-out retail clerk and her recovering alcoholic ex-husband after their teenage daughter goes missing, starring Piper Perabo.

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Member Reviews (38)

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913 Reviews | 928 Followers
Surprising, Fun, Great acting, Clever, Endearing

See it if you like a great plot twist, characters written in a way you will recognize them in your life. Believable story.

Don't see it if Can't think why not like it.

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
Absorbing, Surprising, Intelligent, Intense, Original

See it if you like funny, smart dramas about struggling (emotionally and financially) families. Strong writing, acting and direction. A solid evening.

Don't see it if you're put off by strong language. This play has a delightful punchline which took me by surprise.

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
Cliched, Indulgent, Eh, Banal

See it if you like stories about families and relationships.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something original.

520 Reviews | 107 Followers
Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to think, guess and be on the edge of your seat. Lots of great eye opening moments that you don't expect.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas and having to think, they play will challenge you and you will like it

127 Reviews | 888 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Poignant

See it if you enjoy shows about families having problems.

Don't see it if you prefer upbeat shows about likable characters.

178 Reviews | 280 Followers
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing, Slice-of-life, Small-town american

See it if enjoy realistic dramas (with deftly leavening humor) about family life amid modern stress. Spiky-yet-sympathetic characters, neat plot twist

Don't see it if You are offended by f-bombs sprinkled realistically by every character, sexual simulations, but nothing you wouldn't get on HBO.

151 Reviews | 59 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like plays with an unexpected twist, great acting and family dramas.

Don't see it if You are offended by curse words, don't like too much exposition or some overwritten dialogue. At time a one act that felt stretched.

146 Reviews | 18 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you want a surprise ending.

Don't see it if you don;'t like family dynamics.

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
November 9th, 2015

"Ambling and ultimately quite moving comic drama...Theatergoers can become impatient with expositional setups for reveals they may not know are coming. And the long opening scene is entertaining enough but hardly grips the attention...Nothing in Mr. Pollono’s script adds much that’s new to what became the default sensibility of naturalistic modern literature. But Mr. Pollono invests his characters with such affectionate observational detail that he makes us like them, too."
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Time Out New York
November 9th, 2015

"See enough plays and you might start to feel pretty smug about your ability to spot an impending plot twist, but this one is far from flagrant and, in any case, Pollono keeps us so hooked on the vectors of tension sparking between the various characters (Maggie and Lou, in particular, share a scarifyingly tragic history) that the big picture tends to recede—only to resurface resoundingly in the end."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 9th, 2015

"The play works well both as a tense family drama and a moving portrayal of burgeoning teenage romance, and is further elevated by a wickedly clever narrative twist that completely upends our perceptions...Under the excellent direction of Jo Bonney, the ensemble shines, with all the actors delivering memorably vivid performances. The technical elements are sharp, with Hoover's sets and Theresa Squire's costumes perfectly conveying the working-class milieu."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 10th, 2015

"The good news here is that Pollono’s storytelling hangs on well-developed characters engaged in a dark comedy...The deft hand of director Jo Bonney is everywhere—not least, in these well-crafted performances. What’s more, she juxtaposes scenes that seem to be simultaneous, playing with time and with us. She doesn’t so much tip her hand as she allows the audience to discover what’s up. Bonney and Pollono are comfortable collaborators. Lucky us."
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November 9th, 2015

"A story that — when it doesn't take shortcuts paved with sugar — poetically blends the grit of reality with a haunting lust for the past...the conclusion is disappointingly neat. Teen pregnancy, financial hardship, and domestic abuse is often a self-perpetuating cycle. A momentary happy ending is not enough to mark a new beginning — but Pollono convinces us to swallow our pessimism and cheerfully take in his spoonful of sugar."
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November 11th, 2015

"'Lost Girls', like its predecessor, offers the snappy, colorful dialogue of troubled working class New Englanders with tight plotting and a clever twist...Perabo is solidly detailed playing a woman who, despite financial struggles, is determined for her daughter to have the kind of opportunities she never had. She leads a strong ensemble in an engaging, quick-moving play with a kicker of a finish."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 10th, 2015

"John Pollono manages to run rings around the family drama formula, with results that are both touching and loaded with suspense... Pollono nimbly leaps between the two halves of his narrative, confidently manipulating our expectations even as he doles out a series of revelations that, in all likelihood, you won't see coming... For the sheer pleasure of storytelling, 'Lost Girls' is a fine place to get lost for an hour and a half."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 9th, 2015

"Pollono has carved two compelling characters to occupy the heart of this not-always-compelling play...If the central four characters have been suavely, even movingly, executed, what surrounds them can sometimes feel excessive...For as good as the second half of Pollono's play is, when the ramifications of these tangled personal histories become unavoidable, the early scenes between the girl and boy on their road trip push their bubbly, youthful ardor a bit too far."
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