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What’s On (Fort McMurray): Purge presented by Theatre; Just Because & Keyano Theatre – In-person & Online

What’s On (Fort McMurray): Purge presented by Theatre; Just Because & Keyano Theatre – In-person & Online

Purge by Theatre; Just Because and Keyano Theatre

Proudly bringing live theatre back in Wood Buffalo!

Theatre; Just Because & Keyano Theatre present Purge by Sofi Oksanen, directed by Hanna Fridhed.

TICKETS ON SALE JULY 5 at https://bit.ly/YMMPurge!

• Live performances: $40, Seniors: $35 (Limited number of tickets available)
• Virtual performances: $10
• Rated M for mature audiences

This is the first live theatre performance in Wood Buffalo since COVID-19 restrictions were established, and we’re thrilled to share the magic of theatre with a live audience once more! Virtually streamed performances are also available.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Purge is a riveting and suspenseful tale 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 Aliide 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 distill 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.

Purge is a thought-provoking drama unlike any that Fort McMurray has seen in years.

Read more at theatrejustbecause.com/purge.