'Gone Missing' to be Found at Ithaca College Theatre

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College Theatre will present the contemporary musical “Gone Missing,” originally created by the New York City–based investigative theatre company, The Civilians. Performances of this production will be held in Clark Theatre at 8 p.m. on March 25, 27, 28 and 29, and on April 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. A 2 p.m. matinee will take place on March 29 and 30, and on April 5.

Tickets range in price from $5.50 to $11, and they may be purchased beginning March 17 at the Ithaca College Theatre Box Office located in Dillingham Center. Please call (607) 274-3224 or visit www.ithaca.edu/mainstage for more information.

“Gone Missing” was written by Steven Cosson in 2003 from interviews conducted by fellow members* of The Civilians. The music and lyrics were composed by Michael Friedman. Each song features a different New Yorker singing of his or her experience of loss, whether the object was a special ring, a favorite scarf or a black Gucci pump. The songs are interwoven with a radio interview with a supposed expert who explains the psychological and physiological impact loss can have on the individual.

The New York Times called “Gone Missing,” “a cunningly constructed and charmingly performed show built on real-life interviews with people who have lost something.” Since 2001, The Civilians have led the field of “investigative theater,” blurring the line between the street and the stage and seeking stories relevant to contemporary audiences.

Director Wendy Dann and music director Joel Gelpe lead Ithaca College Theatre’s production. Melanie Hershmann ’15 is assistant director. The design of “Gone Missing” was created by Riw Rakkulchon ’15 (scenic), E-Hui Woo ’15 (lighting), Ashlynne Abraham ’15 (costumes) and Ryan Mutton ’14 (sound). Bree Harchuck ’15 is the stage manager and Christine LemMon ’14 is the technical director.

The ensemble cast of “Gone Missing” features Kathryn Allison ’14, Megan Beard ’14, Nicholas Carroll ’14, Nathaniel Fishburn ’15, Sean Grandillo ’15, Stephen Humes ’14, Elise Myette ’14, Josh Rivera ’16, Alanna Smith ’14 and Lily Waldron ’17.

The Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from all across the United States. Throughout the production season, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model. Visit www.ithaca.edu/theatre/mainstage for more information. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ICTheatreArts) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/ICTheatreArts).

Dillingham Center accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to call (607)-274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible.

* Damian Baldet, Trey Lyford, Jennifer Morris, Brian Sgambati, Alison Weller and Colleen Werthmann.

Lily Waldron ’17 and Nathaniel Fishburn ’15 discuss loss and losing in “Gone Missing.”