About the Book
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.
News & Reviews
“… 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.” —Globe & Mail
About 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 Canada’s most prestigious theatres (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton), across the United States and increasingly around the world. In May of 2000, Gow’s play Cherry Docs, premiered at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre, starring David Strathairn. It was produced in Halifax and Montreal in 2003 and has also seen translation into Spanish, Hebrew and Polish and German. David’s 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 Gow’s most recent work for the stage and was staged in New York during 2007 with the title Arrivals.