An engrossing new drama from the author of Proof, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award
The lakeside rental cabin Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children were planning. Exhausted from her life as a New York City nurse and by her troubled marriage, Veronica finds herself on vacation without any adult company except for Hogan, the disheveled property owner, who becomes more unreliable by the day. Hogan has problems of his own, problems that Veronica finds herself inevitably--and irrevocably--pulled into.
David Auburn's Lost Lake is a tense, carefully wrought drama about the surprising, complicated friendship formed by two very different people with no one else to turn to.
“[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.