June 14, 2022
Three Ordinary Men
Hosted by The Theatre Centre, Cahoots Theatre Company
BMO Incubator for Live Arts, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1J1, Canada
Winner of the 2020 Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest, and penned by queer playwright Steven Elliott Jackson, the CovidCurse thwarted both the Hamilton run of Three Ordinary Men and its subsequent Toronto premiere in Cahoots’ 20/21 season. Finally gracing the stage two years after its intended premiere, the play reunites Jackson with Tanisha Taitt in their first creative collaboration since the 2017 Toronto Fringe smash and New Play winner, The Seat Next To The King.
Starring Tristan Claxton, Jamar Adams-Thompson and Jack Copland, this timely and resonant work takes us to the final day in the lives of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney & Andrew Goodman in 1964 Mississippi. Helmed by Taitt in her directorial debut as Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, Three Ordinary Men will debut in June of 2022 — the 57th anniversary of the Freedom Summer Murders.
Note: Strong language including racial slurs and mature language and violence. Suitable for audience members ages 13 and up.
Closed captioned performances on: Wednesday, June 15 — 8pm Friday, June 17 — 8pm Sunday, June 19 — 2pm Tuesday, June — 8pm Thursday, June 23 — 8pm Saturday, June 25 — 8pm
All audience members should be masked and proof of vaccination is required.