Lost in a Crowd
Produced for CBC’s General Motors Presents anthology series, Lost in a Crowd, written by Jack Kuper, deals with what ensues when a young man, still living at home with his mother, falls in love. New York acclaimed actor, Vivian Nathan (one of the original members of the Actors Studio) is unforgettable as the immigrant mother who objects to her son’s romance for fear of being left alone. Bringing to mind the early TV dramas of Paddy Chayefsky, Lost in a Crowd is filled with nuance, compassion and warmth. Though the play is about a Polish family living in downtown Toronto, Kuper’s script feels unmistakably Jewish. Also starring Jonathan White, Toby Tarnow and Jill Foster, and directed by a young Paul Almond (Isabelle, Act of the Heart).