Cherry Docs

Cherry Docs

by David Gow
     
 

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Finalist for the Chalmers Play Award. A neo-Nazi skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. Over the course of developing a defense for the skinhead, the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it. An unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society,

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Finalist for the Chalmers Play Award. A neo-Nazi skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. Over the course of developing a defense for the skinhead, the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it. An unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781896239378
Publisher:
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Scirocco Drama Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

David Gow is the author of five full-length stage plays, and an award winning internationally broadcast radio adaptation. His plays have seen productions across Canada with many of CanadaÕs most prestigious theatres (MontrZal, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton), across the United States and increasingly around the world. In May of 2000, GowÕs play Cherry Docs, premiered at PhiladelphiaÕs Wilma Theatre, starring David Strathairn. It was produced in Halifax and MontrZal in 2003 and has also seen translation into Spanish, Hebrew and Polish and German. DavidÕs other plays include The Friedman Family Fortune, produced at Centaur Theatre, and The Flight Of Peter Pumpkin-eater. Cherry Docs has been performed at several prestigious German theaters. Relative Good is David GowÕs most recent work for the stage and was staged in New York during 2007 with the title Arrivals.

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