Composed of poetry, prose and references from well-known plays spanning 33 centuries of turmoil from Troy to Baghdad, the apolitical production relies completely on the work of history's most influential artists. "It's a way to show the impact of war through the ages in every different kind of artistic way that they can," says Pam Stone, public-relations director for the University of Colorado's Department of Theatre & Dance. "It's going to be very simple and kind of stark. No costumes, no backdrop. The sense of it is a little morose and sad, with everybody expressing war's effects in different ways."
Lost will be performed eight times through October 15 at CU-Boulder's University Theatre Mainstage. For information on showtimes and tickets, $8 to $15, call 303-492-8181 or go to www.cutheatre.org.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 8. Continues through Feb. 18