Theatrical productions about Rob Ford have become so commonplace that the Globe and Mail’s theatre critic has taken to discouraging people from making them. The epidemic has spanned several genres, from opera, to comedy to low-budget indie. Now, a local group is in the early stages of casting a Rob Ford musical, which the playwright, Ben McCaig, told the Canadian Press will riff on the mayor’s similarities to Shakespeare’s Falstaff. (In yet another indication of how crazy the Ford-on-stage trend is getting, the video above is actually a promo for another, completely separate Rob Ford musical.)
Clearly, this has to stop. Here, for the benefit of theatre people everywhere, is a rundown of all the Ford-themed stage productions we know of, complete with a handy guide to which of them were just absolutely terrible ideas.