by Keely Kwok
- Seamless Mayor Rob Ford jokes
- Killer saloon tunes
- Formidable facial hair
After shooting Jesse James, Robert Ford spends his days living off his reputation until he too (ironically) is gunned down. The Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward looks at the situation from the eyes of Ford’s killer, proud Missourian Ed O’Kelly, in the form of a saloon show novelty act. O’Kelly’s tale is one of anger and the all-consuming power it has over humankind. Playwright Adam Bailey has cleverly taken a lesser-known tale and turned it into a tight show with passion, wit, and challenging ideals.