Ann’s New Musical: “The Mysteries” Showcase June 12, 2017

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“The Demeter and Persephone myth had such a profound impact on ancient society that the effects are still being felt. That’s why the show is more than a retelling of an ancient story. To me, it’s a warning from the past that if we don’t bring the masculine and feminine perspectives into harmony, the environmental catastrophe into which the world is falling will not be healed.”  Ann Mortifee

THE MYSTERIES
An Ancient Myth for Modern Times

Created by Ann Mortifee, in collaboration with Edward Henderson and David Feinstein

Edward Henderson, Ann Mortifee, and David Feinstein

The Mysteries re-visions the ancient Greek myth of the goddess Demeter, and her beautiful daughter, Persephone, who was abducted to the underworld. The original myth held a sacred role in Greek society for over 2,000 years. Its themes of aggression, devastation of the earth, and duplicity had a profound impact on western culture that remarkably, is still being felt today.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre

A Showcase of Music from THE MYSTERIES is taking place at the historic Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage theatre in Vancouver, 7 pm, June 12, 2017. 

Link HERE for creative team, vocalists and musicians.

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The event is made possible by Touchstone Theatre’s event In Tune 2017, which develops and showcases new Canadian musicals, and the Arts Club Theatre Company.

Ann Mortifee’s The Mysteries is worthy of the gods. Its brilliant cadences of words and song, its cornucopia of fruit 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. Jean Houston, Ph.D
Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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