Lost Boy Found in WholeFoods

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LOST BOY FOUND IN WHOLE FOODS tells the story of Christine, a middle-aged, middle-classed white woman who meets Gabriel, a former “Lost Boy” of Sudan working in the produce section of Whole Foods in Pittsburgh. Moved by the story of the trauma he survived as a child, she invites him to live with her and her teenage daughter. LOST BOY FOUND IN WHOLE FOODS explores the question of what it means to help another human being -- what responsibilities do we have; do we always know what's best? What does it mean when you open up the door to your life to someone you don't know?

David Anthony Berry as Gabriel, Connie Castanzo as Alex and Jamil A.C. Mangan as Panther in Pittsburgh Playhouse production
Warner Miller as Gabriel, Alexandra Rivera as Alex, Premiere Stages production
Mhari Sandoval as Christine and Tyrone Davis, Jr. as Gabriel, Portland Stage production
Justice Jamal Jones as Gabriel, Omaha Playhouse production
Cast Requirements

3 women, 3 men

Set Description

Scenes takes place in the produce section of Whole Foods, in the East end home of Christine and Alex, on a playground bench and the downtown office of the Pittsburgh Refugee Center.


Francesca Primus Prize (2012)


Dramatic Publishing Company, inc.

Production and Development History


Premiere Stages New Play Festival (2009)
The New Harmony Project (2009)
NNPN National New Play Showcase (2010)
Round table reading at the Lark 2010


Premiere Stages and Playwrights Theater of New Jersey (2010)
THE REP at Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA 2011
Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME 2016
Omaha Playhouse, Omaha, NE 2016