Landscape with Missing Person


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A Comedy About Finding What You Didn't Know You Were Looking For

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The Magnetic Theatre is proud to announce we've been invited back to The New York International Fringe Festival this August, to present last summer's hit, Landscape with Missing Person, by John Crutchfield. (When the Magnetic went to FringeNYC in 2009 with Crutchfield's The Songs of Robert, we came home with excellent reviews, an offer of publication, and an Outstanding Solo Performance award!)

This is a tremendous opportunity to spread the word not only of The Magnetic but of Asheville's burgeoning theatre scene. “Yet another provocative mental word game that exhilarates and mystifies, raises more questions than it answers and is totally satisfying in the process,” said the Asheville Citizen-Times of Landscape, in which a teenage railroad punk helps a strange middle-aged man search for his mysteriously vanished wife—from a small southern town, across the Midwest, to San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. An Equity-approved showcase in New York, Landscape, directed by Artistic Director Steven Samuels, stars Crutchfield as the man, Lisa M. Smith as the railroad punk, and Jennifer Gatti* (*member of Actors Equity Association) as multiple characters, most more desperate and deranged than the last. By turns comic, menacing, lyrical, and bizarre—and sometimes all at once—Landscape with Missing Person proves moving, mesmerizing, and as surprising as it is psychologically acute; a gripping and poignant hitchhiker's guide to postmodern 21st Century America.

If you'll be in New York August 10-16, please consider joining us. If you have friends in the greater metropolitan area you think might enjoy our work, please send them our way!


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