Theatre; Just Because
Purge is a riveting and suspenseful drama of two women dogged by their own shameful pasts. Set in both the years following WW2 and the early 1990s, the play centres on issues still very relevant to our society today.
When Alide Truu, an older woman living alone in the Estonian countryside, finds a dishevelled girl huddled in her front yard, she suppresses her misgivings and offers her shelter. Zara is a young sex-trafficking victim on the run from her captors, but a photo she carries with her soon makes it clear that her arrival at Aliide’s home is no coincidence.
Survivors both, Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distil each other’s motives; gradually, their stories emerge, the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss that played out during the worst years of Estonia’s Soviet occupation.
ZARA: Woman in her twenties.
ALIIDE: Woman in her twenties.
OLD ALIIDE: Woman in her seventies.
PASHA: Member of the Russian mafia, somewhere between 25-40 years old.
LAVRENTI: Middle-aged former KGB agent, now a member of the Russian mafia.
HANS: Ingel's husband.
MARTIN: Aliide’s husband, a party organiser, about 10-15 years older than Aliide.
There are two ways to audition for Purge: in-person on April 23-24, 2021 in the Recital Theatre at Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, or by submitting a video audition. Deadline to submit a video is Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 PM. Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, April 25.
All who would like to audition MUST fill out the google form attached below.
Due to the mature nature of this production, Theatre; Just Because will only be casting actors 16 years of age or older. This production contains mature themes including sexual abuse, violence, and oppression as well as mature language and imagery.
Before signing up for an audition slot, please read throught the audition manual linked below. If you are sending in a virtual audition, you do not need to sign up for a time slot. Instead, please send in your video to [email protected]
Audition Materials (Script, Audition handbook, Monologues)
Keyano Recital Theatre
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