An Unsafe Space - Preview
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7, Canada
The kinetic, controversial new play AN UNSAFE SPACE features the most impressive cast in independent theatre in Toronto in years, including Craig Lauzon, star of CBC TV's flagship comedy series AIR FARCE, the incredible film, TV, and stage star Precious Chong and Canadian stage legends John Jarvis, Jane Spidell, and Peter Millard, plus the phenomenally talented young actors Jenny Weisz and Chanakya Mukherjee.
Inspired by an actual events at a major North American university, AN UNSAFE SPACE begins with a meeting of progressive academics who have gathered to find ways to foil a large donation to their department by a conservative benefactor.
The play takes place in the home of Joanna Whitney, a Political Science professor, and includes some of her colleagues, who also happen to be her friends. Joanna also had arranged to meet her new romantic interest, an aboriginal lawyer named Oliver Waterman, at the same time that the impromptu meeting is occurring. Rather than cancel her date with Oliver, curious to learn what his political stances are and how he interacts with her friends, Joanna experiments with letting her personal and professional relationships interact.
To the surprise and consternation of Joanna's colleagues, Oliver expresses strong opinions which contradict the expectations of what the academics believe a First Nations person would and should hold.
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AN UNSAFE SPACE contains mature themes and language and may not be appropriate for minors under the age of 16.
CRAIG LAUZON as Oliver Waterman
PRECIOUS CHONG as Joanna Whitney
JOHN JARVIS as Patrick McConnell
JANE SPIDELL as Lindy Little
PETER MILLARD as Ralph Retto
JENNY WEISZ as Lisa Cooper
CHANAKYA MUKHERJEE as Jamal Mohammed
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