Cherry Docs


David Gow

Finalist for the Chalmers Play Award

About the Book
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.

“…a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of hatred in our society.”
-Toronto Star

“Gow’s belief that we must confront the hatred within ourselves and our society [is] troubling, touching and convincing.”
-The Globe and Mail

About the Author
David Gow is the author of four stage plays: Bea’s Niece, Cherry Docs, The Friedman Family Fortune, and The Flight of Peter Pumpkin-Eater. His plays have been produced across Canada and the United States, as well as in Israel. Cherry Docs has seen translation into Hebrew, Spanish, and Polish. David’s writing has won numerous awards and endowments in Canada, most notably the Senior Artist Award from The Canada Council for the Arts. He has also had the privilege of being nominated for two major awards for dramatic literature: the Chalmers Award and Dora Mavor Moore Award. He holds a MFA in playwriting from York University, Toronto.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
88pp 5.5 x 8.5 in