Lost in Time

Tony Pasqualini
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Danny Petrelli, a 60-year-old man, wakes up one morning as his 23-year-old self. When he attempts to reconnect with his future wife and rectify mistakes he has made, he inadvertently changes (and possibly destroys) everything he values. LOST IN TIME is about the destructive power of manipulating your life. And the losses you will suffer if you don’t embrace what’s in front of you, in the here and now.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“Scientists know that space-time is more fluid than we think. If only we mere mortals could harness this energy, we might be able to change a few things in our pasts that we regret. And if we desire it enough — think about it just hard enough — would it happen? That’s the premise of LOST IN TIME, the astonishing play by Tony Pasqualini. Danny is completely disoriented when he wakes up, not in his comfortable San Francisco home, but back at school with his rather dippy roommate, Robert. When he finally realizes he’s somehow transported back to his college years, he sets out to alter a few key, regrettable incidents in his life, by making different choices. Alas, nothing goes as planned. His future wife spurns him when he makes an early entrance in her life; his father dies unexpectedly, and, in a completely new development, his future sister-in-law becomes insistent that he should date her … Does Danny manage to bring his life back around after turning his future on its head? I’ll leave it to you … to see how all this gets sorted out.” —Leigh Kennicott, showmag.com

“When the past becomes the present, can you change the future? In Tony Pasqualini’s new play, LOST IN TIME, Danny finds himself transported 40 years into his own past. In an attempt to rectify the wrongs he committed in his marriage, he tries to use this unique opportunity to make things right. However, the more he gets lost in this new life, the more the future he left behind becomes distant and irretrievable. When he wakes up 40 years in his past, Danny is understandably stunned … We are then introduced to his roommate, the slightly immature, yet instantly lovable Robert … When Danny makes the trek from Boston to Vermont to meet his not-yet wife, Gwen, he encounters Gwen’s rebellious older sister, Amy. Witnessing Gwen struggle against her inexplicable attraction to Danny (remember, in this alternate version of the past, he’s practically a stranger) is fascinating; what is particularly endearing, however, is watching the budding friendship between Robert and Amy, and the obvious crush he develops on her after she comes up to Boston for a visit. LOST IN TIME puts a wonderful twist on a classic trope. This thought-provoking text …” —Julia Stier, Stage Raw

About the Author


  • Tony Pasqualini

    A theatre veteran, Tony is a playwright, director and actor. His play LOYALTIES was a winner of the Ashland New Play Festival and was subsequently produced in an acclaimed production which ran over four months at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle produced Tony's adaptation of WINESBURG, OHIO. His plays BIRDBRAIN, AN IDYLLIC LIFE and BLEEDING HEARTS have received workshop productions at Pacific Resident Theatre, Rogue Machine Theatre and Playwrights Studio West. Tony's one-act play IN THE DARK was a winner of the Fusion Theatre's one-act play contest and was also the grand prizewinner in Lowell Arts short play contest. His play ALREADY FORGOTTEN was a winner of Birdhouse Theatre's Edgefest and later produced in Ensemble Studio Theater/LA's one-act festival. His full-length BATTLE OF ADDISON ISLAND was workshopped in EST/LA's Launchpad series and The Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Tony returned to Last Frontier with his play FOREIGN BODIES, which was subsequently an O'Neill Festival semi-finalist. His play SWEET DREAMS was produced in the Silver Springs Stage One Act Festival and Warner International Play Festival. His play LIFE STILL IS was a finalist for the Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival and a winner of the HRC National Playwriting Contest. Other productions include THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY at Actors Studio of Newburyport and EST/LA; BENIGN DEPARTURES at Theatre Three; and GUINEA PIG APOCALYPSE at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. LOST IN TIME has been produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles and Madlab Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. To view Tony's many television appearances you can go to his site on IMDB.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/25/2022
Pages 88
ISBN 9780881459340

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Lost in Time is produced
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