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On Theatre: World premiere of the “The Extractionist” at Vertigo Theatre


Vertigo Theatre presents The Extractionist, a world premiere production by Calgary playwright Michaela Jeffery. The play follows the story of Asha Ray, an expert deprogrammer who specializes in extracting people from cults. When Asha is hired to locate a vulnerable woman who has fallen under the spell of a secretive organization, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and the target of dangerous and powerful people. The Extractionist premieres January 28 and runs until February 26.

The play’s writer, Michaela Jeffery, joined Lisa Wilton on Tuesday’s Traffic Jams to discuss the upcoming production and the inspirations behind The Extractionist: