Ann’s New Musical: “The Mysteries” Showcase June 12, 2017http://annmortifee.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Ann-Mortifee-composer-librettist.jpg 800 400 Ann Mortifee Ann Mortifee http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/0c8e3e8717c6bb8fc2e94cb6f1d38ac7?s=96&d=mm&r=g
“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
An Ancient Myth for Modern Times
Created by Ann Mortifee, in collaboration with Edward Henderson 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.
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.
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.