ADAM BAILEY MIXES HILARITY WITH SEVERITY FOR A TIME-TRAVELLED CABARET-ESQUE STORY OF THE OLD WEST
I know that comedy breaks tension. As a writer and also as a human being, I have not only a feeling but insurance that if I find the humour in something really uncomfortable, I can allow people to listen to me, no matter the topic. Adam Bailey obviously shares in this knowledge. His current entry in the Toronto Fringe The Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward strongly exhibits Bailey’s sense of humour, sense of timing and sensitivity to political universals. Didn’t see that last one coming in a play with Rob Ford’s name in the title? I don’t know if I did either but, thematically, this play is as strong as it is stylistically and as delightfully sensitive as baby's cranium.