Beat Gerrard is a private detective based in Toronto, Canada. In 1938, she is hired to escort a small group of Jewish girls to a rescue ship in Marseilles. Things go awry when one of the kids, Miri Jaeger, loses her papers. Bea may not like kids much, but she prides herself on finishing a job, Bea and Miri then embark on a journey across France to try to get across the English Channel to safety. Their travails mirror the difficulties faced by many refugees, even today.
Beatrice Gerrard mid-thirties, fluent in French & English, some German; a lesbian
Miri Jaeger thirteen, fluent in German, good French, good English; speaks English with a German accent.
Carol mid-thirties, American from New York, a lesbian
Gaston Furille teenager, speaks French
Edith Jaeger mid-thirties, German speaking, some English
Quaker Relief lady American from Pittsburgh; middle aged.
Policeman in France mid fifties; officious
Inspector Sidney Reynolds Canadian; older gentleman
Immigrant woman in Halifax Ukrainian
Healing woman in coastal France
NOTE: some of the smaller roles could be done by the same actor
ERGO ARTS THEATRE - PINK FEST, March 2018
The play can be accessed through the Canadian Play Outlet.