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‘s plays have been seen across the USA, Canada and abroad, including productions in London, New York City, Berlin, Rome, Sao-Paulo Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Krakow, Warsaw, and many other cities. David’s plays include Cherry Docs, Relative Good, Bea’s Niece, The Wake of the Bones, Boilerplate, The Friedman Family Fortune and Elephant. Gow’s first feature film “Steel Toes,” based on his hit play Cherry Docs, has won numerous awards in the US and Canada, including Best Feature Film (Beverly Hills Film Festival) and Best Independent Feature in America (Cine Golden Eagle). David is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Playwrights Guild of Canada.