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Random Acts

Published 2006

This fictional story of a motivational speaker who is pushed in front of a bus in a Random Act of violence explores issues of fate, the meaning behind suffering, love and our faith in cultural gurus. The play asks: how would this cynical wounded healer and her world of skeptics and seekers respond? Characters range from 90 year old Sarah, the biblical mother of the Jewish people, to 19 year old Jen, a street kid with interesting insight into randomness.

"The way in which the characters flow back and forth throughout the piece, their struggles and the seamless performance by Flacks, who removes and adds characters like a series of second skins, firmly position this Toronto actor-writer as Canada's answer to Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner" - Variety