Toronto the Good by Andrew Moodie

Playwrights Canada Press

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Accusations of racial profiling are levelled against a Toronto police officer after she arrests a black man for illegal firearm possession. When top Crown attorney Thomas Matthews is assigned to prosecute the accused against a left-leaning white attorney, tensions mount and personal politics bubble to the surface. 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.

Year Printed: 2010
First Produced: 2009 at Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON.
Acts: 2
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 3