MSMC Theatre Presents

The Mystery Plays

November 10, 2012 7:30 PM

MSMC Theatre presents The Mystery Plays, a play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Three performances: November 8-10, at 7:30 pm in Aquinas Hall Theatre.

Tickets are $5, or free with Mount ID. Call the Box Office at 845-569-3179.

The Story (according to dramatists.com): "The Mystery Plays is two interrelated one-acts, loosely based on the tradition of the medieval mystery plays. In the first play, The Filmmaker's Mystery, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck'only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn't survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan's specter could possible want.

In the second play, Ghost Children, Joe's attorney and friend, Abby Gilly, travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. The murderer is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, The Mystery Plays wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the after-life, religion, faith, and forgiveness 'in a uniquely American way.'"

This play is presented as part of the MSMC Creative Campus Initiative.

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