With R H Thompson, Martha Burns, David MacFarlane and Ken James
Director Gregory J Sinclair
Mourning Dove won a gold medal at the New York Festivals International Radio Competition.
I don't have any brilliant insight into how to think about the real life event behind the play, I don't think anyone does. The case is called The Robert Latimer Case, notably, not "The Tracy Latimer Case," I'd guess hardly anyone remembers the name of the daughter. I'd guess it's still controversial because there isn't any way to know what's right. I think most of the people who think about cases like this find it a lot more easy to imagine how they might be driven to do what Robert Latimer did than can understand it from the point of view of his daughter. None of us can hear her side of it. I don't think any of us can really know much more than we can imagine about it. Certainly not for someone who isn't involved in it. Thinking about all of the different points of view possible don't seem to get you any farther. I'm not even sure what the play can tell you that you don't start out with. I don't think a play necessarily comes to a resolution. I don't know how I'd have voted if I was on the jury though I don't think he was evil but I don't think it's right to have people killing other people, either.
It's a hard play to listen to but I think it's a good play.