Capital Critics' Circle
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Reviewing Theatre in Canada's Capital Region
La critique théâtrale de la région Ottawa-Gatineau

1979: An amusing play, not a satire

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The year is 1979 and the Canadian political scene is in upheaval. The Conservative government has just replaced Trudeau’s Liberals, and the new Prime Minister, Joe Clark, is trying to govern the country on the principles of honesty, truthfulness, and adherence to his high ideals. During his short period in the cabinet, he meets with much stronger adversaries than the opposition party – human greed and corrupt nature. While he stays true to himself and to Canadians, he, as a political misfit, ultimately looses the battle. (Continue reading » )