Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Gone Missing

People lose things all the time: rings, keys, their minds. Credit the Civilians for crafting a play about such misplacements — and bringing it back to the stage four years after its inception. Gone Missing straddles the documentary and musical genres, succeeding in both via the troupe's wry interpretations of real-life New Yorkers' stories and quirky, contemplative music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. The six actors, all impressive, channel dozens of characters and deliver monologues and songs with equal aplomb. This show misses nothing. (SP)