THE STORY: The lakeside rental Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan, has problems of his own—problems that Veronica is inevitably—and irrevocably—pulled into. An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, LOST LAKE is a vivid play about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.
“[David Auburn] knows how to parcel out surprising revelations by the teaspoon…Auburn’s shrewdness and craft [give] the story a poignant, painful core.” —New Yorker. “[A] polished example of play craft…skilled, lean dialogue, timed-release secrets and symmetrical power shifts.” —Time Out (New York). “A considerable amount of compassion has gone into parallel character studies of the owner of the cabin and a potential renter…Hogan may be a beaten-down wreck, but Auburn has a grave affection for the character, gifting him with the kind of shrewd native intelligence that city folk tend to underestimate in their country cousins.” —Variety. “[LOST LAKE] is a reminder that people can surprise you and that solace comes in small, unexpected acts of compassion." —New York Daily News.