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Toronto the Good
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.
Paperback, Reprint Edition, 96 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Playwrights Canada Press
(first published March 30th 2010)
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This play refuses to let me go. AfriCanadian playwright Andrew Moodie assembles a kaleidoscope of characters connected, sometimes tangentially, to a legal case with echoes of racial profiling. A female police officer in Toronto stops a van driving erratically late at night. In searching the van, she discovers an illegal firearm, and the driver is charged. The driver charges that the search was the result of racial profiling, leading to suits and counter-suits further complicated by the driver's ...more