Directed by: Daniel MacIvor
Written by: David Mamet
Venue: Belfry Theatre
Production dates: Jan 27 - Feb 25, 2011
In this gripping short play, Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. Bristling with tension and undisclosed secrets, Mamet dramatizes the betrayal and abandonment of family and friendship. Set in 1959, The Cryptogram is a journey back to childhood and the moment of its vanishing – the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of menace where the grownups are speaking in code, and that code may never be breakable
Mitchell played in other plays before The Cryptogram such as Little Bridget, Unlucky Cinderella, Peter Pan and Que-ferais-tu.