Two Boys Lost
by Bill Doncaster
Cast: Cheryl McMahon*, James Bocock, Brett Milanowski, Shawna Chiampa, Jade Guerra
Stage Manager | Derrick Martin Lighting Design | Anthony R Phelps Sound Design | Chris Larson
Set Design | James Peter Sotis Photography | Jack Calabrese
Venue: Massasoit Elks Lodge | Cambridge, MA *Actor's Equity
Every Christmas Eve, Eddie Molineaux goes looking for his brother Jimmy, because it’s Christmas and “Ma wants you home.” Mentally ill, scared of shelters, Jimmy sleeps in the unlocked utility rooms of the MBTA. This is the last Christmas together for the Molineaux clan and everyone in the family’s got something to say about it, even if they don’t all know what really happened.
Two Boys Lost is entirely fictional, but inspired by playwright Bill Doncaster’s time working at a shelter on Albany Street in Cambridge some years ago, and the death of one of those guests at the Davis Square Red Line station when he was later a reporter at The Somerville Journal.
IRNE Awards - Best New Play | Small Theatre - Nomination
IRNE Awards - Best Supporting Actress | Fringe - Jade Guerra - Nomination
IRNE Awards - Best Supporting Actress | Fringe - Cheryl McMahon - Nomination
IRNE Awards - Best Supporting Actor | Fringe - Brett Milanowski - Nomination
IRNE Awards - Best Actor | Fringe - James Bocock - Nomination
"The cast, guided by director James Peter Sotis, make their characters' love and concern palpable in a set of strong performances - there's not a weak link to be found in this chain..." - Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston
"Happily, director James Peter Sotis has a dream cast to animate these complex characters..." - Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review