Toyer: Brilliantly Chilling Drama of Deception and Forgiveness
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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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.