An Actors Without Borders production, "Purge", written by Sofi Oksanen, directed by Zishan Ugurlu, translated by Eva Buchwald, costume design by Romanian born NY based Oana Botez Ban, will open at La MAMA ETC on February 11. A manifestation of women’s resistance and survival in the face of violence, Sofi Oksanan merges the historical Soviet occupation of Estonia with human trafficking, tying the political to personal. History and love collide in this darkly poetic rhythmic elaboration.
Another US premiere featuring Oana Botez Ban, "Invasion!", by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, a Play Company production, will open on February 9 and will run through March 12 at Walkerspace.
[Image: "Purge" at La MAMA ETC]