John F. Evans
History does not repeat itself. But sometimes it rhymes.
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.