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~ Francine Conley ~

"Lost and Found" (2005)

Artist's Statement
Set in an airport’s "Lost & Found" zone, eleven lost and searching souls emerge from the shelves of unclaimed things:
  • A young Muslim redefines her American dream of Milk and Honey
  • Suburban Tammy tackles Swedish in Stockholm while her daughter goes sacred in South Dakota
  • Office peon Bill E. gets stumped by the loss of his keys
  • Jazzy Betty D. sings love in a lost note
  • Anonymous drops more than a wallet
  • An exiled Russian finds the past in a coffee cup, and more...
Inspired by the true stories of people caught in flight or in search of a home, Lost and Found is a comical and insightful show about life’s big questions and the small stuff that ties us together.

"On a cold Buffalo day, Francine Conley came into town and heated things up at Alleyway Theatre with LOST AND FOUND, her surprising one-person show. The script was smart, funny and touching; her portrayals of a wide range of characters were thoroughly engaging and the transformations from one character and moment to the next were flawless. It made me wish it were longer. Catch it if you can." --Neal Radice, Artistic Director, Alleyway Theatre

Lost and Found ~ Francine Conley 2005
Photo: Chad R. Miller

Performance History
  • Center for Independent Artists (CIA), Minneapolis, MN, April 2005 (premiere)
  • Frinj of the Frinj Festival, CIA, August 2005
  • Whole Art Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI, October 2005
  • Pandora's Box Theatre presentation at Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo, NY, March 2006
  • The Play Ground, Duluth, MN, March 2006
  • Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, May 2006
  • O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN, October 2006