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  • A Crow's Theatre Production
  • Michael Healey
  • Chris Abraham
  • Sep 5 - Oct 1, 2023
  • Tickets start at $50
  • Guloien Theatre
  • Details

    Commissioned by Crow’s Theatre, THE MASTER PLAN by Michael Healey is a 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 MASTER PLAN lampoons the corporate drama, epic personalities, and iconic Canadian figures involved in the messy affair between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.

    Directed by Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham (Uncle Vanya), 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.

    Michael Healey is a five-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning playwright. The Drawer Boy, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His other award-winning works include Rune Arlidge, 1979 and his trilogy on Canadian values and politics Generous, Courageous, and Proud.

    “One of the country’s funniest and most politically minded playwrights.” The Globe and Mail

    “A highly entertaining night at the theatre.” NOW (praise for 1979)

    THE MASTER PLAN is available in the following curated subscription packages: Complete Crows, Valiant Voices, Sublime Stories, Complete Crows Preview, and Under 30 Preview, as well as Design Your Own Flight Path, our four- and six-ticket flexible subscription packages.
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  • Dates & Times
  • The Team


    • Michael Healey - Playwright
    • Chris Abraham - Director