Theatre Presents Award-Winning Dark Comedy "Tales of the Lost Formicans"


Theatre Presents Award-Winning Dark Comedy "Tales of the Lost Formicans"
Jerry (Tito Ortiz) gets examined in the Theatre presentation of “Tales of the Lost Formicans.” October 13, 2005.
Brittney Kalmbach (Cathy) and Kristy McCaw (Evelyn) comfort Giovani Maldonado (Jim) in “Tales of the Lost Formicans.”

The Theatre department presents “Tales of the Lost Formicans” by award-winning playwright Constance Congden, from Nov. 11-20, in the University Theatre.

“Tales of the Lost Formicans” is a dark comedy about angst in suburban America. In Congdon's imaginative play, space aliens are observing and interpreting human life. They are puzzled by a family in crisis, struggling with problems ranging from Alzheimer's disease, divorce and a lack of communication.  

“Constance Congdon's 'Tales of the Lost Formicans' is a riveting work viewing middle class suburbia through the eyes of aliens and the people that live these lives,” says Theatre professor Linda Bisesti, the play's director. “Seeds of despair, identity lost, family, isolation, anger, forgiveness and the possibility of renewal live in this insightful and humorous play.”

“Tales of the Lost Formicans,” which is meant for mature audiences, will be staged at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 &12 and Nov. 17-19. The show closes with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 20. In addition, a special 10 a.m. matinee for groups is available on Nov. 15, which includes a question and answer session with the cast as well as a study guide.

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors.

For tickets or more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.