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A father sells his daughter in a shady backroom deal; a mother’s grief and rage devastates the earth; a young victim claims power to become Queen of the Underworld; and the Lord of Death is transformed by it all.
THE MYSTERIES is an ambitious musical that takes place both in ancient Greece and modern times. Through drama, satire, and humor, it tells a story of betrayal, loss of feminine power, redemption and transformation. It reveals how the ancient myth of Persephone and Demeter foreshadowed our present environmental crisis. With haunting contemporary melodies, comic tangos, passionate drama, and beat box rantings, THE MYSTERIES shows how the story might be rewritten if we hope to survive in these dangerous times
“The Mysteries is worthy of the gods. Its brilliant cadences of words and song, streaming from the mind and soul of Ann Mortifee’s genius, and its sheer gifts of originality and surprise, grant us wildly creative breakthroughs into what musical theater can be. It is a revelation, an epiphany, and a grand good time.”