by Sharon Pollock
Published by Playwrights Canada Press Toronto ON
The Kabloona (White Man) thought to bring the Rule of Law to the North with the 1917 trial of Sinnisiak and Uluksuk, charged with the murder of two Catholic priests in the Arctic Barrens. But is innocence or guilt secondary to the Government’s sovereign and economic interests?
A verdict is in, and a back room quickly replaces the Court Room. The gloves are off as a mysterious figure dictates strategy and manipulates Prosecutor, Defense and Judge as they square off in the interests of Justice as each sees it.
Will the clash of cultures determine innocence or national concerns dictate guilt? The ultimate victim may be Justice itself.