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OKNO, an original production

By Amos Johnson.

Ghost Light Players, the award-winning theatre organization, continues their all-Canadian season with Michael J. Krym’s original story, OKNO.

OKNO is the story of a family living in Warsaw, Poland, who struggle to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of their daughter, Ola. Her parents, Adem and Evelyna, along with her older brother, Aleks, begin to realize the facts surrounding Ola’s disappearance are far from normal.

“This is an original script that has never been performed before and has been given to us to really give it its final shape,” said director Jeffery Bastien, 41, who also plays Adem.

The script is written by a local Windsorite, Michael J. Krym, who is also the assistant director of the play.

Kitu Turcas is 21 and plays Aleks. He said the first scene will instantly draw people’s interests.

“I think the first scene is really captivating because we really see the family completely disconnected and that kind of sets the mood,” said Turcas.

“Once you see this family actually talking to each other, you really see how disconnected they were. Even though a family might be present in the room, they might not actually be present with each other.”

OKNO will be performed on Nov. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25, at the Atelier Virginianne at 1078 Drouillard Rd.

“I like that (the play) deals with this person (Ola) who people call crazy and who people say is not normal,” said Barbara Donovan, 23, who plays Ola.

“It’s important as a society to question how we see other people that we don’t immediately connect with.”

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