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World Premiere of Michael Mysterious // OCTOBER 14 - 24, 2021

📢📢IMPORTANT UPDATE‼️‼️📢📢

Due to unforeseen circumstances (not COVID!) the Preview Performance (Wed, Oct 13) for Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown has been CANCELLED.
We apologize for any inconvenience! FREE STUDENT TICKETS will now be available for FRIDAY’S PERFORMANCE. Please RSVP to pyretic.manager@gmail.com to reserve these tickets, or bring your student ID with you to the door.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to sharing the show with you!

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

October 14 – 24, 2021 @ La Cité Francophone in Edmonton

Pyretic Productions presents the world premiere of

MICHAEL MYSTERIOUS

by Geoffrey Simon Brown.

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*Please note this show will implement the Restrictions Exemption program. Audiences should review Pyretic’s COVID-19 Enhanced Safety Measures before attending.

 

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Michael joins a new family. It builds and burns around him. Sometimes he wonders if he is invisible.

When Michael’s grandmother dies, he is taken in by the mother of his estranged childhood best friend and invited to live at her new boyfriend’s suburban home. Arlene wants a family. July wants to leave. Jeremy wants to fit in. Paul wants to be young again. Everyone wants Michael to be something; Michael needs a place to be.

Sex, drugs, wasps, graduation, and matrimony, Michael Mysterious is a hilarious, dark, refreshingly honest portrayal of the awkwardness and loneliness of life and love.

Geoffrey Simon Brown is a playwright, actor, and director born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He is a co-creator of the Major Matt Mason Collective and the Wildfire National Playwriting Competition. His plays include The Circle, Michael Mysterious, Night, If I Could Tell You Everything, Time, Still Still Still, Control, Air, Destroy, and the most recent adaptation of A Christmas Carol for Theatre Calgary. As an actor he has worked on most of the major stages in Calgary as well as some living rooms and basements. He is the winner of two Betty Mitchell Awards, Theatre Calgary’s Stephen Hair emerging actor award, and Tarragon’s RBC Emerging playwright award. His play, The Circle, was published by Scirocco Drama in 2017. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.


WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LAND ON WHICH WE GATHER AND OPERATE ON IS ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (AMISKWACÎWÂSKAHIKAN), TREATY SIX TERRITORY, THE TRADITIONAL GATHERING PLACE FOR MANY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE INCLUDING NEHIYAWAK (CREE), SAULTEAUX, MÉTIS, PAPASCHASE, STONY AND NAKOTA SIOUX. WE HONOUR AND RESPECT THE HISTORY, LANGUAGES, CEREMONIES AND CULTURE OF THE FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT WHO CALL THIS TERRITORY HOME AND ANY OTHER NATIONS WHO CARED FOR THE LAND IN ITS HISTORY.  WE ACKNOWLEDGE OUR TREATY OBLIGATIONS AND ARE COMMITTED TO LIVING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.

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