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Local theater: How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found




A scene from How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, currently at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
A scene from How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, currently at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
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In London, a man named Charlie wakes up, after fainting in a tube station. He's in the lost and found office. Next to Charlie is an urn with his mother's ashes in it. The Tube man tells Charlie he can tell the soul of a nation from the stuff that it loses. This is an early scene from a play called How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found. Over the course of the play, Charlie then loses everything, including his grip on what's real. It won critical acclaim in Britain and it's now being staged in Pasadena at The Boston Court theater. Madeleine is joined by playwright, Fin Kennedy, who has come to Pasadena to see his story performed.