Auditions for Tuesday Night Café Theatre ‘s Bhopal, written by Rahul Varma, will be held nightly from January 16th – 19th, 2020 from 6pm – 10:30pm at McGill University (688 Sherbrooke Street).
The production is specially looking for South Asian actors to represent its leading roles as the play stems from the traumatic event that targeted Bhopal as a result of systematic corporate greed.
“Devraj, an Indian businessman trained at the knee of Anderson, the American CEO of Karbide International, returns to his native country to head Karbide’s Bhopal plant. A man of missionary zeal, he comes armed with a purpose: to introduce India to the miraculous properties of Karbide Thunder, the latest chemical weapon in the arsenal against pests. He will feed his starving nation, while sharing with its poor the benefits of Western-style industrial development.
Sonya Labonté, a Canadian doctor, is suspicious. People near the plant are getting sick. Babies are being born with horrible abnormalities. With the patience of a Sherlock Holmes, she gathers evidence and mounts her case. The final piece of evidence? A young baby named Zarina.
The play Bhopal tells the story of how complex forces struggled to bury the truth, expose it, or shape it to the needs of self-interest, and how an unspeakable disaster ended all speculation. Ultimately, though, it is about—and for—those without means or influence, whose voices are seldom heard and yet who are made to pay the cost.”
Answer to the doodle poll to reserve the times that work best for you:
If you’re interested or cannot make these times and dates, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this is an unpaid, non-union production.