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Toronto the Good

Toronto the Good

By Andrew Moodie
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Black Playwrights, Community Theatre Picks, Large Cast
Casting: 3 f, 3 m, doubling
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887549137, 96 pages, March 2010
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770912298, 250 pages, March 2010

Description

When top Crown attorney Thomas Matthews, a victim of racial profiling himself, is assigned to prosecute the accused against a Left-leaning white attorney, tensions mount and personal politics bubble to the surface. Cutting deep into the lawyers' private lives, their families and foibles are richly portrayed as an integral part of Toronto's shifting mosaic. From an ostensibly routine traffic stop, each character must come to terms with the city's racial politics and how they have shaped their own beliefs and prejudices. Written in response to the rise of gun crime in the streets of Canada's largest city, Toronto the Good probes the problems that perpetuate the changing metropolis and explores how they have been allowed to flourish.

Reviews

"A provocative new play about race relations…" 

- CBC News

"One of the most relevant works to hit a Toronto stage in years. "

- EYE Weekly

"Moodie provides no concrete answers, but he's given Toronto audiences something to mull over, providing an opening for discussion, learning—and perhaps most importantly—growth. " 

- New Theatre Review