February 9 - 26, 2017

In Partnership with Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

If Earthlings zoomed to a planet with intelligent life, would they let us land or label us a threat to a more-evolved universe? Walker Percy pondered such existential “what ifs” in Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self Help Book. The Outfit’s Artistic Director, Tom Key, deftly re-imagines Percy’s opus as a soul-searching seminar where cheeky group leaders hilariously suggest alternatives to our everyday behavior. A wry and hopeful meditation on our obsessions with reality TV and politics, horoscopes and how-to guides, Lost in the Cosmos engages the mind, soul and funny bone.

“Its sly humor shows us strategies for solidifying and shoring up our tenuous selves.” — NPR


Director Kevin Gillese
Casting Director Clifton Guterman*
Set Designer Nadia Morgan
Costume Designer Anna Tucker
Lighting Designer Conan Joshua Santamaria
Sound Designer Jeff Millsaps
Props Designer Maclare “MC” Park
Graphic Design Adam Pinney
Stage Manager Barbara Gantt O’Haley*

* Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

LOST IN THE COSMOS Trailer by Trove Studios

Kevin Gillese and Tom Key get LOST IN THE COSMOS!


Written by National Book Award winner
Walker Percy

Adapted for the stage by
Tom Key



Tara Ochs



Amber Nash



Gina Rickicki

Italian Mama/Cosmic Stranger


Matthew Myers

Harold understudy


Preview Performance February 9, 2017 7:30 pm
Preview Performance February 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Opening Night Performance February 11, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance February 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance February 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance February 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance with post-show Downtown Dialogue February 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance February 19, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Evening Performance with Page to Stage Talk Back February 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Matinee Performance February 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Evening Performance February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
Closing Performance February 26, 2017 2:30 pm

In Partnership with:

dads logo small for website

Community Partners:
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Red Brick Brewing Co.

Downtown Dialogue – Post-Matinee
Saturday, February 18
Be downtown and join a panel of special, non-theatre guests in an open dialogue about the social and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production. Dialogue begins after a short break following the matinee and lasts one hour.

Macy’s Page to Stage Post-Show Talk Back
Friday, February 24
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production!

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