A woke Mock­ing­bird re­dux

Toronto Life - - Cutlure -

Julie, a wealthy Ja­maican-Cana­dian screen­writer, wants to retell the South­ern clas­sic To Kill a Mock­ing­bird from the view­point of the Finch fam­ily’s ma­ter­nal black maid, Calpur­nia. When she seeks the help of Precy, her own fam­ily’s Filip­ina care­giver, she trig­gers an ex­plo­sive stand­off that gives her more of the ser­vant’s per­spec­tive than she’d bar­gained for. Dora Award–win­ning play­wright Au­drey Dwyer’s gutsy new com­edy will leave you cring­ing in your seat as it fear­lessly con­fronts the racism and in­equal­ity fes­ter­ing un­der the sur­face of lib­eral Toronto.

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