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Lost and Guided

  • Goodman Theatre 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 (map)

The Syrian Community Network is excited to announce a Chicago staged reading of an incredible new play, Lost and Guided, written and directed byIrene Kapustina staged reading will take place on May 7th at Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Lost and Guided tells the story of how the lives of four young Syrians are changed forever after anti-government protests transpire in the city of Daraa. Throughout the next six years, each of them is forced to undergo a unique and heroic journey, while the turmoil in their country erupts into a full-fledged civil war. From the Middle East to the streets of New Orleans, Lost and Guided is a universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness. 

Lost and Guided is an original play based on interviews with Syrian refugees. 90% of the script was taken directly from interview transcripts.

The play was produced by Conrad Fischer and The Angle Project in August 2017 and originally ran for 4 consecutive weeks at UNDER St. Marks Theater in New York City.

Critics called it:

"an incredible new play" (ABC News)

a "stunning new play" (Huffington Post)

"Theatre at its best..." (The Reviews Hub)

The play's production was also profiled in Entertainment Weekly -

We look forward to this opportunity to raise awareness about the experiences of Syrian refugees. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for Lost and Guided at Goodman Theatre on May 7th.