Monday, October 10, 2016
A Good Way Out
Yesterday I saw the play A Good Way Out at the Pacific Theatre in Vancouver. It's a very intimate theatre setting with seating on both sides of the stage. The play was very realistic. For those of us who know, perhaps a little too realistic for comfort. It's about a guy who gets caught up in a biker gang. He gets tired of being ripped off by the "family" and tries to leave the life. Early on in the play there is a line that explains the title but I don't want to spoil the ending for others.
One review in the Vancouver Courier said Wheeler, who has played everything from Stephen Harper in PROUD, to Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Story and Prime Minister Angus McLintock in the Best Laid Plans, makes your skin crawl in this role. That is very true.
The play is based on a true story. I do believe the club ripped the guy off but I dont believe he was skimming in real life any more than I believe Britney Irving was a rat. She was not. That was a bold faced lie they made up after they had her killed. We all know who put Joey Verma up to it. That is one crime that will never be solved in this life but it will be solved in the life hereafter.
I have previously expressed the concern that some undercover police officers go undercover because they covet that life. I do not. There is nothing in that life that appeals to me. They have absolutely nothing that I want. I am grateful that I am not part of that life nor have I ever been. That most certainly doesn't make me better than anyone else who is or has. It just makes me different. I'm just a broke ass bitch but I still rather be me. A poor man is better than a liar. Peace.