Atlanta audiences are invited to take an existential trip into the human psyche, the Milky Way galaxy and beyond with Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Seminar, a hilarious stage adaptation of the best-selling personal improvement book by Walker Percy (The Moviegoer). Theatrical Outfit proudly partners with the funny folks at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company for Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director Tom Key’s own adaptation of the popular work. This knee-slapping, mind-expanding comedy plays February 9-26, 2017 continuing Theatrical Outfit’s 40th Anniversary Season of Hope!
ABOUT THE PLAY
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Seminar
In Partnership with Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
By National Book Award Winner, Walker Percy
Adapted for the Stage by Tom Key, Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit
Directed by Kevin Gillese, Artistic Director, Dad’s Garage
February 9 – 26, 2017 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s
If Earthlings zoomed to a planet with intelligent life, would they let us land or label us a threat to a more-evolved universe? Walker Percy pondered such existential “what ifs” in Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self Help Book. The Outfit’s Artistic Director, Tom Key, deftly re-imagines Percy’s opus as a soul-searching seminar where cheeky group leaders hilariously suggest alternatives to our everyday behavior. A wry and hopeful meditation on our obsessions with reality TV and politics, horoscopes and how-to guides, Lost in the Cosmos engages the mind, soul and funny bone.
Industry tickets are reserved for artists and the management and supporting staff actively working in the theatre industry.
$15 + Tax = $16.20
Wed., Feb. 15, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Thurs., Feb. 16, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 @ 2:30PM and 8:00PM
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017 @ 2:30PM
Running time: Two hours with one intermission. Tickets may only be purchased by calling 678.528.1500, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Industry night tickets are not available online. Seats will be assigned and available for pick up one hour before the performance requested. Group pricing is also available. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Ticket prices are subject to availability.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:
Downtown Dialogue — Saturday, February 18, post matinee
Be downtown and join a panel of special guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production.
Page to Stage Talk Back, sponsored by Macy’s — Friday, February 24, post-show
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.
Dan Triandiflou* – Harold
Tara Ochs* – Rosemary
Amber Nash – Shelly
Bart Hansard* – Derek
Gina Rickicki – Cosmic Stranger/Italian Mama
Matthew Myers – Harold understudy
Kevin Gillese – Director
Nadia Morgan – Scenic Designer
Anna Tucker – Costume Designer
Conana Joshua Santamaria – Lighting Designer
Jeff Millsaps – Sound Designer
MC Park – Properties Designer
Adam Pinney – Graphic Designer
Clifton Guterman* – Associate Artistic Director, Casting Director
Barbara Gantt O'Haley* – Stage Manager
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION PHOTOS may be accessed here:
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Decatur Book Festival
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Fulton County Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jackson Spalding, Grants to Green, Publix Super Markets Charities, The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund