This May, the Killam Library will be hosting a very special production by Zuppa Theatre Co. called The Archive of Missing Things. It promises to be a theatrical production unlike any you’ve ever experienced.
Zuppa describes the production as, “An online scavenger hunt in the middle of an immersive, undercover performance that happens in libraries.” Imagine it: You’re at a table in a library with a wireless headset and an iPad, you get to be a sleuth in an online mystery. You choose your own path, and clues are everywhere – in the library all around you and in the live conversations you overhear in your headset. You have exactly 90 minutes to solve the puzzle. Can you do it? The Archive of Missing Things was created with Trillium-Award-winning writer Kate Cayley, award-winning sound designer Brian Riley, and computer programmer Ned Zimmerman. It is a theatrical scavenger hunt through the big ideas and little tragedies of the past.
The inaugural run of this innovative production will run May 15–27, as part of the Stages Theatre Festival. They have already been invited to perform this at other festivals such as the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, England in the fall of 2017.