A play by Andy Kabanoff

Directed by Andy Kabanoff and Gabrielle Brooks

Performed at The Grove, Wyong between May 25th and June 2nd, 2018.

Rehearsals Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm in the Grove Theatre, commencing Tuesday March 13th.


Bookings will be open 16th April online wyongdramagroup.com.au or via phone: 1300 665 600


 

 

THE STORY

 

Elizabieta.

1890 Born in Warsaw, Poland.

1910 Married to a mining engineer in the Ural Mountains, Russia.

1918 Escaping with her family from the Russian Revolution.

1925 Living as a wealthy refugee in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

1942 Living under the German Occupation.

1951 Emigrating to Australia.

1960 Working as a cleaner in a hospital.

1990 In a hospice, waiting to die.

 

Wyong Drama Group proudly presents “End of the Line” by local playwright Andy Kabanoff whose “Sepia Secrets” production was greatly loved by audiences in 2016.


This prequel, set largely during the Russian Revolution, is loosely based on his grandmother's life. Orphaned as a child in 1890s Poland, she achieved prosperity in Imperial Russia, lost most of what she loved in the old Yugoslavia, and lived to a great age in her adopted Australia.


It is the life of a woman and her family dramatically affected by world events, having to escape from Russia during the Revolution, and from war-torn Europe after years of German occupation and war. Time is fluid as an old lady and her grand-daughter relive her memories and find humour in the midst of the chaos.


A large and talented cast will bring this epic story to you, once again in the Grove Theatre. Directed by Andy Kabanoff and Gabrielle Brooks.


 

CAST


Ruth Jordon Old Elizabieta

Samantha Winsor Young Elizabieta

Gabrielle Brooks Tash, Older Natalia

Kyle Walbank Alex

Marc Calwell Andre, Tsar Nicholas II

Chloe McWilliam Young Natalia, Helena, Student

Justin O'Connor Ivan

Alexandra Mitchell Seraphima, Diner, Tutor

Andy Kabanoff Mikhail, Kerensky, Diner, Miner

Stephen McLaren Politician, Official, Clerk

Allan Pleym Railway Foreman, Miner

Stuart Mortimer Engine Fitter, Miner

Kellie Mortimer Poor Woman, Nurse

Charlie Mortimer Peasant Girl, Student

Indi Mortimer Ballerina

Kate Clark Woman with Newspaper, Hospital Official, Miner

Les Besseny Factory Worker, Secretary