Photo of Michael Carley, Janet Burke, Layne Coleman and Bev Cooper by Michael Cooper
The Cold War
Written and Directed by Michael Hollingsworth
The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1945-1963
DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION, OUTSTANDING DIRECTION AND OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
The Cold War premiered June - July, 1995 at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.
"You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.
The old empire is dead but the new empire is born.
The American Empire. Do not fear it. Love it"
Franklin Roosevelt's ghost to Mackenzie King
In Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver, one million couples and 2.4 million children watch Ed Sullivan over TV dinner. In Montreal a mad scientist conducts hallucinogenic brainwashing experiments for the CIA. All over Canada, freedom-loving RCMP officers spy on Bolsheviks, beatniks, bleeding hearts, and bachelors.
Agent Steele and Inspector Strangeways, RCMP
The COLD WAR links the regimes of Mackenzie King, St. Laurent, and Diefenbaker with an international 'cloak and dagger' story, featuring a trenchcoat full of trouble named Sam Steele, and a demimondes of film noir and B-Movie characters including Igor Gouzenko, Dr. Ewan Cameron, and Gera Munsinger.
"I am going to make you the happiest little housewife in Canada.
We'll get rid of that broom and get you a vacuum cleaner."
In a better lit part of town, out in the burbs where babies groom, THE COLD WAR spies on an all-Canadian family from 1945 to 1963, as ex-soldier Tom Muffett becomes an Avro Arrow worker, as the two Muffett brats grow up in front of the TV, as wife and mother Mary Muffett develops bats in her Beehive and goes Mad.
"St Augustine once said, a nation is an association of reasonable beings united in a peaceful sharing of the things they cherish.
Who the hell would want to live in a place like that.
Louis St. Laurent