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A play about the Robert Latimer case is coming to Toronto at the Tarragon Theatre

By Precedent

On Monday March 9th, 2009


 The Robert Latimer case turned the law on its head, making lawyers across the country contemplate the legal implications of what Justice Ted Noble dubbed “a compassionate homicide.” Now, a play about Latimer is coming to Toronto. Emil Sher’s Mourning Dove has received critical acclaim across Canada and is being received in Toronto with excitement — law firm Cavalluzzo Hayes bought out one performance for its lawyers and their families. The play addresses the complex issues behind mercy killing, familial loyalty, and personal ethics versus public morality. Variety magazine’s Iris Winston says, “The choice, not the motive. This is the pivotal point of Emil Sher’s wrenching drama,” and theatre critic Gillian Lockitch calls it a “powerful little gem of a play.”

8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 – Saturday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee
Where Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto