2015 Season

THE MYSTERY PLAYS
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by April Dawn Weimer

Performances
October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8:00 PM

Two Weekends ONLY on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,

Synopsis
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 horrible train wreck – only to be haunted by the ghost of one of the passengers who didn’tsurvive.  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.  Like the original medieval mystery plays, THE MYSTERY PLAYS wrestles with the most profound of human ideas:  the mystery of death, the afterlife, religion, faith , and forgiveness – in a uniquely American way.  (credit:  Dramatists Play Service)

DOWN THE ROAD
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Brian Donohue
Performances
June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8:00 PM
Synopsis
DOWN THE ROAD centers on a convicted serial killer and the husband and wife writing team hired to help him write an account of his crimes. The killer, Bill Reach, has admitted to the murders of nineteen women, but there may have been more. Over many weeks of interviews, the couple—Dan and Iris Henniman—grow more and more uncertain of the ethics of what they are doing. Are they simply relating terrifying events, or are they helping readers consume rape, murder and mutilation as if they are consuming any other product of our society? Are they, in fact, helping to turn Bill Reach into a celebrity?

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