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Three Ordinary Men

Produced by Cahoots Theatre

Winner of the 2020 Hamilton Fringe Festival New Play Contest, and penned by queer playwright Steven Elliott Jackson, the CovidCurse thwarted both the Hamilton run of Three Ordinary Men and its subsequent Toronto premiere in Cahoots’ 20/21 season. Finally gracing the stage two years after its intended premiere, the play reunites Jackson with Tanisha Taitt in their first creative collaboration since the 2017 Toronto Fringe smash and New Play winner, The Seat Next To The King.

“What appealed most to me about this story was the connection these three men had, and the incredible risk that they took in order to protect the rights of Black citizens in the South. It truly was a moment where people, both white and black, came to work together to achieve basic human rights, the right to vote, the right to be safe and the right to walk in the light of day without harm.”

– Steven Elliott Jackson

Starring Tristan Claxton, Jamar Adams-Thompson and Jack Copland, this timely and resonant work takes us to the final day in the lives of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney & Andrew Goodman in 1964 Mississippi. Helmed by Taitt in her directorial debut as Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, Three Ordinary Men will debut in June of 2022 — the 57th anniversary of the Freedom Summer Murders.

Content warning: Strong language including racial epithets, violence and death. Suitable for audience members ages 13 and up. 


Play by Steven Elliott Jackson
Directed by Tanisha Taitt
Starring Jamar Adams-Thompson, Tristan Claxton, and Jack Copland
Lighting and Projection Design by Shawn Henry 
Lighting and Projection Design Assistance by Michael Fillier
Sound Design By Christopher-Elizabeth
Costumes and Prop Design by Claudia Tam
Stage Managed by Lily Chan
Production Managed by Maya Royer
Produced by Lisa Alves 
From June 14, 2022
to June 26, 2022

Tickets are $10, $20, $40


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Tuesday, June 14 — 8pm
Wednesday, June 15 — 8pm *
Thursday, June 16 — 8pm
Friday, June 17 — 8pm *
Saturday, June 18 — 8pm
Sunday, June 19 — 2pm *
Tuesday, June 21 — 8pm *
Wednesday, June 22 — 8pm
Thursday, June 23 — 8pm *
Friday, June 24 — 8pm
Saturday, June 25 — 8pm *
Sunday, June 26 — 2pm

* Closed captioned performance

All audience members should be masked and proof of vaccination is required.

This performance is 80 minutes