Courageous

A very interesting play about the Canadian Charter ! Actually, it is about the issues that arise from the charter and the impacts it has been having on Canadian society. What are the limits of individual rights versus group rights? How tolerant are we really?
Two plays in one, but tied together cleverly.
I came to see Patrick Gallivan and Tom Rooney – two of my favorite actors and was not disappointed. But what a bonus to see Brandon McGibbon and Maurice Dean Wint!
Brandon McGibbon played the slacker perfectly – initially his language and mannerisms were annoying, but as he took control of the second act, he became such a real person. Dumb with a heart of gold!
Maurice Dean Wint played two very different roles and did them so well you had a hard time remembering it was the same actor.
Good lighting and staging. Strong cast overall. An afternoon of interesting discussion.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Courageous

  1. Keith says:

    I agree the plays were interesting and entertaining – very well acted. I say plays because they really are two one-act plays on a theme, but that's okay. McGibbon was a standout. I don't recognise him, but I'll keep my eye out for him in the future. The rest of the cast was excellent, very professional – I'm getting spoiled, I don't even think to comment on how exceptional the acting we get to enjoy in Toronto is these days.

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