Lost and Guided
East Village
79

Lost and Guided NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(20 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
15%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the Show

The Angle Project presents this universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness inspired by interviews with Syrian refugees living in the U.S.

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Member Reviews (20)

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You want an in your face understanding of what going on in Syria. Very disturbing but we should all be aware of this awful situation.

Don't see it if You're not ready to shed a tear in horror.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Intense

See it if You want to hear some of the struggles that transpired in Syria. You want to see a play that pulls at your heart strings.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy. You are not interested in events in the world. You don't like a heavy play.

Critic Reviews (6)

August 13th, 2017

"'Lost and Guided' offers a sympathetic depiction of those whose lives were torn apart by the Syrian war...It is not the sort of play that hammers home a clear thesis on the war or what should be done about it...'Lost and Guided' seems less concerned with driving action onstage than it is with catalyzing an emotional impact offstage...It is wonderful to see a strong cast of Middle Eastern performers, and all four leads in particular give endearing and compelling performances."
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August 11th, 2017

"A stunning new play...'Lost and Guided' packs an emotional wallop into its 90-minute running time. Rather than the brief, often heavily politically tinged news stories and articles on the Syrian situation, the play tells the flesh-and-blood stories of four everyday people...The cast is excellent...Many intense and sometimes difficult-to-watch moments in this outstanding piece...It also tears at the heartstrings."
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August 8th, 2017

"As both writer and director, Kapustina makes a difficult story engaging and approachable, while retaining the emotional and complex truths of humanity’s darker side...It is a complicated and emotional journey without an easily packaged outcome, and it deserves to fill every seat in the house...Outside of an awkwardly staged moment or two...this production is craftily directed...'Lost and Guided' is both affecting and effective."
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August 9th, 2017

“Moving and absorbing…One of the drawbacks of having a play constructed from transcripts is that a certain amount of subtlety is lost...But the play text effectively incorporates ordinary details of characters’ lives into the larger political and historical backdrop, which, along with the power of hearing refugees’ own accounts and Kapustina’s expert directing, enables the production to accomplish its stated goal of humanizing the refugee crisis.”
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August 14th, 2017

“The challenge of constructing a play in this way is that the dialogue is likely to seem less organic to the characters and it does in fact sometimes feel a bit stilted. Overall, though, ‘Lost and Guided’ makes a strong impression, showing just how quickly war and political violence can turn people's lives upside down…At a time when refugees are undeservedly looked at with suspicion by many, this play helps to humanize them and inspires much-needed compassion.”
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August 15th, 2017

"Set amidst the onset of violence in Syria's Civil War, it follows the fates of two families. While relying too heavily on the classic idea of how war can tear apart families and ruin lives, the play does synthesize the emotions of the characters through good acting and an engaging script. The cast brought a human element to a faraway war that now resonates for me more emotionally than it did before watching the play. I would recommend 'Lost and Guided' for its timeliness and gritty nature."
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