Have you ever seen a one-man play? It sounds less than thrilling, right? Like on giant soliloquy. Ugh. Now, what it I told you it was a one-man play with six characters? A little more intriguing, no? And now, I tell you that these characters often converse with each other, and many of them are on stage at the same time. Now, you want to see it. This is Wingfield’s Lost and Found. Rob Beatie has done thousands of performances of Wingfield play, and this is one of a series of plays that he’s done in the past 20 or 30 years. The truly amazing thing is how good he is at differentiating between characters. You never have any doubt about who is talking, although there are no costume changes. The voices and the actions make for characters from an awkward brother-in-law to the main characters wife. It’s brilliant really.
The story is of a big city man who moves out to farm in the country. This play in particular focuses on a drought year, and the drying up of his well, and then the search for new water. A great comedy. Really. Go see it if you get a chance.