The Sister Op

Written by:

Shelley M Hobbs

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

2SLGBTQIA+
D/deaf, Disabled, and/or Mad

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • LGBTQ+: 2
  • Men: 3
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Family
LGBTQ+
Refugees
War

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2021

Synopsis:

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.

Characters:

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

First Produced:

ERGO ARTS THEATRE - PINK FEST, March 2018

Resources:

The play can be accessed through the Canadian Play Outlet.