October 29— November 24, 2019
By Kat Sandler
“dramatically charged and very funny.” —NOW MAGAZINE
“Unsettling, intense, and very, very funny.” —THE CHARMING MODERNIST
Who gets to tell your story? Lila is a black police officer who shot a young unarmed black man. Tim is a white playwright who used the incident as a “jumping off point” for his hit play. Now that play is being made into a Hollywood movie — without Lila’s knowledge. Desperate to save face, Tim pays a visit to Lila and her mother to pave the way for the movie’s lead, former child star Jackie Savage, who’s about to arrive with Soprano-like bodyguard, Tony Cappello.
WHY I CHOSE THIS PLAY
It’s a super-funny sitcom-style comedy – allowing us to laugh at serious issues and timely themes – including racial profiling, voice appropriation, ego, selfishness – and the sometimes incomprehensible world of the theatre! —MS
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE, WINNIPEG