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IT TAKES A WISE GUY TO GET THE TRUTH
Star reporter Hildy Johnson has had it with the newspaper business – until he finds himself harbouring a death row escapee with a tale to tell. Hildy’s challenge now is to outwit corrupt cops and rival journalists to get the scoop of a lifetime – without losing the love of his life.
Written by two former Chicago reporters, this twentieth-century classic is a powerful and timely drama of civic corruption and journalistic truth-telling.
The Front Page
This production uses herbal cigarettes, gunshots, and haze and fog effects.
The play contains strong adult language and
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by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthurAdapted by Michael HealeyDirector Graham AbbeyWorld première commissioned by the Stratford Festival
Production support is generously provided by Nona Macdonald Heaslip
Support for the 2019 season of the Festival Theatre is generously provided by Daniel Bernstein and Claire Foerster.
2019 publicity photography by David Cooper.
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