“We are forever brushing up against an invisible world of secrets, an intangible universe of mysteries.
– The Mystery Plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
In December 2016, Little Mountain Lion Productions embarked on an ambitious production of The Mystery Plays, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Madelyn Osborne. In The Filmmaker’s Mystery, tells the story of a young horror film director who survives a terrible train wreck and is thrust into a high stakes investigation. In Ghost Children, a young woman travels home to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her family. Like the original medieval mystery plays, the plays wrestle with the most profound of human ideas: death, the afterlife, religion, faith and forgiveness.
The script was brought to life through dynamic projection design by CJ McGillivray, lighting design by Keegan Elrik, sound design by Graham Dawson, makeup and effects by Michelle Warner and stage management by Diana Bartosh. The ensemble featured an impressive array of local actors including Keara Barnes, Matt Clarke, Pam Kearns, Derick Neumeier, Gregory Radzimowski and Liam Sasky.