A play about a neo-Nazi skinhead accused of murder who finds that the lawyer assigned to him is Jewish, has been garnering lots of media attention in Toronto.
Starring high profile actor R. H. Thomson as the lawyer and Ross Manson as the Nazi, the production is directed by Richard Rose, a regular Stratford Festival director and artistic director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company.
Cherry Docs, so titled because of the boots with which the Nazi assaults his victim, is written by David Gow, himself a gifted actor as well as a successful playwright with two previous two works, The Friedman Family Fortune and The Flight of Peter Pumpkin Eater.
Cherry Docs premieres at Toronto's Factory Theatre before going on to further productions in Vancouver and Saskatoon. It is also slated for an airing on CBC radio.
Cherry Docs runs from April 3 to April 19 at Factory Theatre. Call 416-504-9971 for tickets. By Mira Friedlander