The Lost World
The Lost World
Writer and Director Jared Mezzocchi
Choreographer Adriane Fang
Growing up may be tough, but try discovering that dinosaurs exist under your bed. For twins Oscar and Olivia, that’s precisely the predicament.
Amid '90s Dino-mania, the duo delve beneath their mattresses and unearth a wily world where velociraptors and dilophosaurus roam free. But when the siblings let their secret run wild, they discover the real monsters to be the naysayers who mock them.
Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eponymous silent film, The Lost World explores the ugly phases of adolescence, the treacherous task of preserving our imaginations and the primordial struggle between chaos and control.
The dinosaurs are on social media!
- Tyrannosaurus Rex: @t_rexygram on Instagram
- Apatasaurus: @ApataTWEET on Twitter
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Preview by The Diamondback
In a culture no less fascinated by dinosaurs (ahem, Jurassic Park 4) than Conan Doyle’s, The Lost World is about growing up and bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood.
— DANIELLE OHL, The Diamondback, February 13, 2015
Review by UMD Writer's Bloc
Mezzocchi turns this into a story about belief and imagination, and about kids loving dinosaurs so much that they can actually find them. He also makes a statement about growing up and about extinction not necessarily being absolute endings.
— JOE ZIMMERMAN, UMD Writer's Bloc, February 15, 2015
Review by DC Metro Theater Arts
Their interactions with each other and their classmates – from childhood banter in their shared room to adolescent quibbles at their thirteenth birthday party – are fresh and believable. Sometimes adults playing children can be obnoxious or overzealous, but Nuccio in particular shines with her authentic, heartfelt portrayal of Olivia at several ages.
— EMILY SCHWEICH, DC Metro Theater Arts, February 17, 2015