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  • Crow’s Theatre and Soulpepper Theatre Company Present
  • Michael Healey, based on Sideways: The City Google Couldn't Buy by Josh O'Kane
  • Chris Abraham
  • Nov 24 - Dec 29, 2024
  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts – Michael Young Theatre
  • Details

    THE MASTER PLAN may be added to any 4-ticket or 6-ticket Design Your Own Flexible subscription. Subscribe today and save!

    Our 2023 hit returns after a critically-acclaimed sold-out run last season!

    THE MASTER PLAN is the biting satire about the stunning failure to build a smart city in Toronto. Adapted from award-winning writer and The Globe and Mail journalist Josh O’Kane’s best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, the play takes us behind closed doors and reveals the corporate drama, epic personalities, and iconic Canadian figures involved in the messy affair between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.

    In 2017, when the public agency Waterfront Toronto decided to put up a parcel of land for development. Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s Alphabet Inc., swept in with a proposal to create the city of the future. But the project quickly fell apart from uneasy partnerships, rigid local politics, and an overwhelmingly negative public response. The Master Plan exposes the hubris of big tech, the feebleness of government, and the dangers of public consultation with sharp wit and insightful commentary.

    THE MASTER PLAN cast includes Ben Carlson, Phillipa Domville, Michael Healey, and Mike Shara.


    “The play every Torontonian has to see.”
    Toronto Star

    OFF-SITE: THE MASTER PLAN will be performed at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts with ticketing handled by Soulpepper Theatre.