Superior Anti-Theatre Company, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Playwright: A.I. Tolvanen
Featuring: Dennis Dubinsky, Riitta Uusitalo, Uko Abara, Dixie Adduono, Aaron Proud, Graem Thacker, Martti Ahonen
Show type: anti-drama
Warning: may lead to distrust of regulators
The story tells of an African whose Freetown home is destroyed by diamond pillaging rebels and thereafter flees to Canada. After the newcomer and a Canadian boss discover possible blood diamonds among the investment products their company deals in, their careers take a sudden downturn as the company, with back-up from the regulators, tries to lose them and cover up everything.
The play thus tries to provide insights into the paradox of how in a society like Canada, where citizens celebrate basic rights and freedoms, the financial industry is able to turn these same citizens into 'investors' who form multinational resource and other companies which often trample the rights and freedoms in the poorer countries.
Themes / Genre: Geo - politics, 99%, Financial Crisis
Posted by Ryan