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What’s On (Edmonton): Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown – World Premiere by Pyretic Productions

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What’s On (Edmonton): Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown – World Premiere by Pyretic Productions

Five people in a living room setting posing with tiny party hats.

Pyretic Productions presents the world premiere of


Written by Geoffrey Simon Brown
Directed by Patrick Lundeen

OCTOBER 14 – 24, 2021
Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sundays 2:00pm
No shows Monday
Preview Wednesday, October 13 @ 7:30pm

La Cité Francophone (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury)
Tickets available at

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.

Written by Geoffrey Simon Brown
Directed by Patrick Lundeen*
Production Design by Stephanie Bahniuk
Sound & Video Design by Tori Morrison

Arlene – Amber Borotsik*
Michael – Gavin Dyer
Paul – Jesse Gervais*
July – Christina Nguyen
Jeremy – Thomas Tunski

Stage Manager – Kiidra Duhalt
Assistant Stage Manager – Lore Green
Intimacy Director & Fight Director – Sam Jeffery
Production Manager – Tori Morrison
Props/Production Associate – Karen Bell
Set/Production Associate – Andrée Simard
Set Carpenter – Aaron Harrity
FOH Manager/Producing Intern – 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).

“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.” ~ CALGARY HERALD, STEPHEN HUNT

PYRETIC PRODUCTIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE RESTRICTION EXEMPTION PROGRAM OUTLINED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA. Audiences over 12 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination or negative test result, or provide proof of medical exemption.
Learn more about our COVID-19 Enhanced Safety Measures on our website.

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