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World Premiere of Michael Mysterious // November 2020

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION 2020/21 Season

Pyretic is thrilled to announce that next season we will be presenting the world premiere of

MICHAEL MYSTERIOUS

by Geoffrey Simon Brown.

Nov 5 – 15, 2020 @ La Cité Francophone, Edmonton
Directed by Patrick Lundeen
Production Design by Stephanie BahniuK

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.


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