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The mystery plays

Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Publisher: New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 terrible train wreck--only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn't survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery plays
Drama
One-act plays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto.
Mystery plays.
New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©2005
(OCoLC)646892531
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
ISBN: 0822220385 9780822220381
OCLC Number: 62198379
Notes: "The Mystery plays is two plays ... separated by an intermission. Characters from the first play cross over into the second."--Author's note.
"The Mystery plays received the 2002 Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays"--Page 4.
Description: 66 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The filmmaker's mystery --
Ghost children.
Other Titles: Filmmaker's mystery.
Ghost children.
Responsibility: by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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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 terrible train wreck--only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn't survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan's specter could possible want. 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. The man--the murderer--is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, THE MYSTERY PLAYS wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the after-life, religion, faith, and forgiveness--in a uniquely American way.

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