Toyer: Brilliantly Chilling Drama of Deception and Forgiveness
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A “Toyer” is one who plays with another, as in a cat with a mouse. But who is playing with whom, and what are the stakes?
Playwright McKay published a novella based on his play in 1999, to which critics such as author Dominick Dunne responded: “Gardner McKay’s brilliantly intricate novel, Toyer, is frightening, fascinating, and wonderfully well written. There were times reading it when I had to put it down to collect myself before picking it up again.” James Cameron said, “Gardner McKay has woven a chilling and disturbing descent into the catacomb of the mind.”
Toyer is about our vast ability to manipulate one another. It is about the awful power of charisma. It is about our immediate power to forgive, and our need to move on. It is about our dreadful crimes; not that they happen, but that we know about them and turn the page. Given the physical intimacy of the Sidewalk Studio space, patrons will be sure to check their deadbolts when they return home.