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    Gone Missing

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    The Civilians, one of Downtown's most acclaimed new theater companies, adds a new wrinkle to the reality show idea with their latest creation, Gone Missing. Both documentary and musical cabaret, Gone Missing uses real life to take a close look at what's not there anymore. Created by the company based on interviews with real people, the piece is directed by Steven Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and additional text by Peter Morris. Previews begin October 9, with opening night scheduled for October 16. Gone Missing uses actual stories of lost and found things to tread the line between fact and fiction as it finds the extraordinary in the everyday. Most of the stories follow the thread of a lost thing. Some of the objects are mundane things somehow invested with great importancea ring, an Agnes B. scarf, a sock doll named "Sniffle." Other losses are more unexpected like a sudden inability to remember words, or a husband's head left in the sidewalk garbage. One section of the show follows unusual "finders," like a retired NYPD cop with a lifetime of morbidly amusing stories or a psychic who's asked to find things from a drowned corpse to a runaway kitten.

    Dates:  Oct. 9, 2003 - Nov. 2, 2003
    Schedule:  Thurs.-Sun. 8 p.m.
    Venue:  Belt Theater, 336 West 37th St. btw. 8th and 9th St.
    Price:  $25
    Company:  The Civilians
    Tickets/info:  (212) 868-4444

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