“OUR MAGISTRATE, THE QUEEN”
“If playwrights John Wimbs and Christopher Richards accomplished nothing else with MOLLY WOOD, they unearthed an odd corner of Toronto history and revived an intriguing character in Alexander Wood, merchant, magistrate, and the city’s first out gay person. But Wimbs and Richards have done more than just that. They’ve created a wonderful comic drama that touches on several issues of particular concern to homosexuals, including the mechanisms of repression and survival, social compromises, public displays of affection, and the right simply to be oneself.” – H.J. Kirchhoff, Globe & Mail
MOLLY WOOD was produced by Lovers & Madmen Productions, directed by Ned Vukovic. The original production was staged at the Bathurst Street Theatre in the fall of 1994. It was nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and won two.
WINNER! OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY & OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
“Thank god for playwrights John Wimbs and Christopher Richards, who dish the dirt on Alexander Wood, head magistrate of early Upper Canada, and the first known queer in the country.” – Eye Magazine