The Lost Boys
Based on the author’s own life, the play’s main character/narrator undertakes a dream journey to bring to light the men hidden in a collection of 700 family letters—letters from five brothers who fought in WWI. Not only does the writer step into the characters of these forgotten soldiers, but also into his own life as a child.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Playwrights Canada Press
(first published September 1st 2002)
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This semi-autobiographical play is a meta-narrative in which the character Man reflects on his five Uncles in the war, while having actor's emerge to speak for the deceased uncles and act out the letters they had written to their mother. I feel less inclined to critique this work because these are authentic (and tragic) experiences -- I'll need Miriam's input on this -- but the linear progression through each of the characters (in addition to projections in the background) made it appear more li...more