The Falcon

The Falcon
John F. Evans

 History does not repeat itself. But sometimes it rhymes.
Mark Twain

 The play takes place in Toronto, 1956 at The Falcon Coffee Bar, Sunday, Monday, then Sunday.


In a greasy spoon, in Toronto, 1956, a Health Inspector is murdered. What leads up to this moment is a story of sacrifice and survival. In the backdrop of the Cold War, the civil rights riots, the post-war holocaust revelations, the beat/drug culture, television, and Mayor Allan Lamport we watch a family deal with the pressures that reveal the underside of ‘Toronto the Good‘. It is ‘counter culture’: the server and the served, the givers on the take. The play is underscored with the hits of the 50’s.