Rob Ford parody reflects disgust by snobby downtown lefties

Actor Paul Bates portrays Mayor Rob Ford in

Actor Paul Bates portrays Mayor Rob Ford in "It's a Wonderful Toronto." (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Sue-Ann Levy, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

The latest theatrical parody of Rob Ford is loosely based on the 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart.

But unlike the Frank Capra film, “It’s a Wonderful Toronto” — now playing to sold-out audiences at Theatre Passe Muraille — shows little sympathy, for its main protagonist.

In fact, within minutes, it became abundantly clear that playwright Matt Baram’s work was yet another excuse to demonstrate how disgusted the snobby downtown elitists are with Ford, that horrid Philistine, who got elected two years ago.

I ventured out to see it Saturday night, after being stuck home sick for three days, because I was curious about what a Rob Ford Holiday Spectacular would look like — figuring that since this is the Christmas season, there would be some generosity of spirit.



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