From his early start as a teenage politico, he positioned himself as someone who cared deeply about reworking Canada’s education system.
He worried that race and poverty made for a grossly unfair system when it came to quality of education, and rallied for a more democratic model: the kind that would respect students, he once wrote, “who do not want to conform to the system’s expectations.” After earning his master’s in education from Harvard in 1975 and his Ph D from OISE in 1982, Levin joined the civil service in Manitoba.
That’s because Phillip has found the second page of a three-page love note that was accidentally dropped by Linda (Emily K.
Buss), the spouse of his business partner Henry Lodge (David Vickers), who is emphatically a cheerful cheater.
Reviewing an early Georges Feydeau comedy, a droll critic predicted that this master farceur would go mad and end his days in an asylum.
That’s exactly what happened, which suggests there might be more going on than all the laughs you’ll enjoy in watching American Players Theatre’s exquisitely executed and ferociously funny production of Feydeau’s “A Flea in Her Ear.” It’s now on stage under David Frank’s direction, in the company’s outdoor amphitheater in Spring Green.
Feydeau’s plays don’t get done much in America: they’re too hard, require too much rehearsal time and demand extraordinarily gifted actors who, ideally, work in repertory and therefore know and trust one another.
Suffice it to say that it involves two fundamental building blocks in classic farce.The first five minutes seemed quite funny with Samuel L.Jackson's narration and the promising all-star cast.The tactic worked: he was elected as the board’s youngest-ever school trustee.Levin’s ability to inspire people became his trademark.