A ri­otous play about po­lice shoot­ings

Toronto Life - - Cutlure -

This month, Toronto gets a dou­ble shot of pro­lific play­wright Kat San­dler. Her quirky, Dora-win­ning com­edy Mus­tard gets a re­mount at the Tar­ragon (Jan. 3 to 28), while her new­est satire, Bang Bang, brings some hefty, hi­lar­i­ous ques­tions about cul­tural ap­pro­pri­a­tion to the Fac­tory Theatre stage. The pro­duc­tion fol­lows a white male play­wright who sets out to dra­ma­tize the po­lice shoot­ing of a young black man. When his hit play is turned into a Hol­ly­wood film, its star pays a visit to the re­al­life cop in­volved in the in­ci­dent and con­fronts some ugly truths.

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