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Written by Geoffrey Simon Brown

Directed by Patrick Lundeen

Production Design by Stephanie Bahniuk


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.



World premiere: OCTOBER 14 – 24, 2021

La Cité Francophone (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury)

The show is 100 minutes.


Written by Geoffrey Simon Brown

Directed by Patrick Lundeen

Production Design by Stephanie Bahniuk

Sound and Projection Design by Tori Morrison


Michael – Gavin Dyer

July – Christina Nguyen

Jeremy – Thomas Tunski

Arlene – Amber Borotsik*

Paul – Jesse Gervais*

Stage Manager – Kiidra Duhalt

Assistant Stage Manager – Lore Green

Intimacy/Fight Director – Sam Jeffery

Production Manager – Tori Morrison

Props/Production Associate – Karen Bell

Set/Production Associate – Andrée Simard

Set Carpenter – Aaron Harrity

FOH Manager/Production Associate – Meg Walker

Poster Design – Meags Fitzgerald

* “The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).”

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“Brown has a facility for digging beyond the tough guy personas into the fears and insecurities of his characters… Brown’s a talented theatrical voice with an ability to find both poetry and lots of humour in his teenage characters’ lives.”


About the Playwright:

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, Micha

el 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.


Michael Mysterious was developed with the support of Tarragon Theatre, Pyretic Productions and the Canada Council for the Arts. Michael Mysterious is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers) 

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