About the Book
Winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award
A dramatic and often humourous look at six black Canadians of diverse backgrounds who share a Toronto house. Their lives unfold against the backdrop of civil unrest which erupted when the Lost Angeles police officers on trial for the beating of Rodney King are acquitted. The fracas outside keeps intruding as characters clash, collide, and swap jokes about everything from racism to the status of Quebec as a distinct society, from Malcolm X to The Road to Avonlea.
News & Reviews
“Boisterous, intimate, entertaining and enlightening.” —Globe & Mail
About the Author
Andrew Moodie is an Ottawa-born and raised actor, writer, educator, and director with extensive stage, film, and television credits. His plays include: Riot (which won the 1996 Chalmers Canadian Play Award,) Oui, Wilbur County Blues, A Common Man’s Guide to Loving Women, The Lady Smith, The Real McCoy, and Toronto the Good (which was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play). Andrew also wrote for the acclaimed CBC Radio series Afghanada.