This June 28-30, Suitcase in Point will share a workshop production of Brian Foster’s original comedy, Ontario Vice, a satirical exploration of American action movies of the 1980’s and early 1990’s viewed through a Canadian lens. Playwright Brian Foster pays homage to the movies/television programs of his youth (Lethal Weapon, Miami Vice, etc.) and chose to write from the perspective of someone who has a very elementary understanding of Canadian culture.
Using Canada as a backdrop, Ontario Vice puts St. Catharines front and centre before blowing it up to pave the way for Ontario Vice 2 because let’s be honest, if this was the 1980’s, there would have to be a sequel.
Performers: Edwin Conroy Jr., Brian Foster, Heather Maxwell, Natasha Pedros, Alex Brown, Robert Feetham, Dee Jones, Kristina Ojaperv, Colin Williams
Stage Manager: Holly Keus
Video: Fourgrounds Media Inc.
Undercover Detective Constable Rick Shots is a cop on the razor’s edge playing by his own rules. He is hell bent on bringing down the biggest cocaine dealer in Ontario (and heir to the Tim Horton’s fortune), Gord Bouchard. All the while, Shots has to break in a new partner, Undercover Detective Constable House Enriquez, try to maintain his relationship with the love of his life, Becky Tremblay, and avoid getting thrown off the case by ball-breaker Sergeant Patrice Patronez.
City of St. Catharines, Ontario Arts Council, Niagara Folk Arts Council and our Season Partners: The Merchant Ale House, Beechwood Doughnuts, CallKarl.ca, Rise Above, Oast House Brewers and Fielding Estate Winery.