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The mayor is the son of hippies and tried by a jury of librarians (in Rob Ford: The Opera)

A scene from Rob Ford, the Opera (Image: Richard Lu)

Yesterday’s first and only performance of Rob Ford: The Opera was as packed as an all-night executive committee meeting, with over 800 people lining up for the free production. In the piece, Ford is the son of a pair of free-spirited beatniks (total fabrication), hacks away at city services (true story!) and is ultimately put on trial by a “jury of bespectacled, knitting, angry librarians.” Our friends at Torontoist go on to describe the show as “unforgiving, completely exaggerated and shallow in addressing the confusing web of municipal decisions Ford’s made in just over a year in office.” Though that’s probably accurate, we saw a clip from the performance and we have to admit, it also looks hilarious. Read the entire story [Torontoist] »