Rose Napoli and Daniel Ellis in a scene from Trigonometry. Photo by Greg Wong.
In two new plays, art imitates life—or, at least, builds on the playwrights’ experiences and observations in the education system (Trigonometry) and in the Montreal indie art scene (A City).
In A City, conflicting memories associated with a departed friend tell a story of how his friends cope with his loss (in a word, poorly); in Trigonometry, we see teachers, parents, and a student try to selfishly leverage the system to their own ends (it goes poorly, too).
Ezra Levant speaking to Ryerson University Campus Conservatives. Photo by Zach Ruiter
Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant opened his speech at Ryerson University on Wednesday with a direct and highly personal attack against me.
Before the event even started, he told me I was an “anti-Semite, a self-hating Jew,” and “a piece of shit on the sidewalk. I wipe my shoes with you.”
At the podium, Levant wasted no time. He immediately singled me out, telling the crowd of about 40 people that I was “an anti-Semite, a Holocaust trivializer, vestigially Jewish,” and “a self-loathing Jew.”
The Bunz Trading Zone and its legion of Toronto devotees is the subject of ISO: Tall Cans, Tokens, and Compassion, a documentary on the popularity of the Facebook group and the cashless community that it has created, and the myriad problems that have cropped up, including law enforcement’s dim view of “house plant” trading, and the difficulty in “monetizing” the success of something that inherently rejects capitalism. Tonight’s screening at Dundas Video will be the world premiere; after the short doc is shown, there’ll be a dance party and, of course, with the exception of drinks at the bar, everything will be free.
Thursday, March 23, Dundas Video (831 Dundas Street West), doors at 8 p.m., screening at 9 p.m., FREE.
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