The Sullivan Project | Lost Lake by David Auburn

The Sullivan Project | Lost Lake by David Auburn

Wednesday-Friday, February 5-7, 2014, at 7:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, February 8-9, 2014, at 2pm and 7:30pm | Studio Theatre

Illinois Theatre Series | In its inaugural year, The Sullivan Project will produce Lost Lake, a new play from David Auburn. Developed during a residency funded by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in the summer of 2013, the work will have its first fully realized production by Illinois Theatre. Also a screenwriter and a director, Auburn is best known for his drama Proof, which earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award.

In Lost Lake, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads in life and decides to offer her children a respite from their urban milieu in a ramshackle cabin far from the distractions of New York City. When she leases a vacation home, she meets Hogan, the property owner, who is facing challenges of his own—challenges that will have an impact on her chances of getting time away from it all.

Director Daniel Sullivan, the artistic leader of the project, is a Tony Award-winning member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and holds a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois, the university’s premier endowed recognition. The play stars Jake Weber (Dawn of the Dead, Meet Joe Black, and Medium) as Hogan and Opal Alladin (United 93) as Veronica.

The Sullivan Project is funded by the Swanlund Endowment, the Anda Fund, the Dasha Epstein New Production Fund, and Friends of Illinois Theatre.

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and has no intermission.