Tales of the Lost Formicans (Silverthorne Theater)

Silverthorne Theater Co.

Silverthorne Theater Company is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theater organization based at the Arts Block, 289 Main Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts. We are committed to providing opportunities for meaningful paid work to local and regional theater artists and to contributing to the cultural life and economic vitality of Greenfield and the greater Franklin County area. Our mission is to produce the very best dramatic materials, whether new or from the ranks of established works, that focus on the human condition and bring unheard voices to the stage. These must challenge both audiences and actors to think deeply about their theatrical experience and carry these experiences well beyond the walls of the theater.

$25 general admission - $20 student/senior


Life is not organized around a coherent narrative, despite how much we would like it to be. Life can be messy, jumpy, nonlinear, fragmentary and discordant, and we might find ourselves desperately trying to make sense out of it. “Tales of the Lost Formicans” reflects this messiness and the effort to make sense of it, both in its content and in its form.

It seems as if all characters are struggling through a crisis of this sort or another. Within the turmoil of their lives, all characters try to find something to hold on to, something that will serve as a solid ground to walk on. However, this is “a play that is too honest to propose any univocal explanation for the confusions of the day, or any instant remedy for them”, as was written in a review in the L.A. Times in 1989.

By Constance Congdon. Directed by Yagil Eliraz.


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