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February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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First performed in 1979 at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Jitters was an instant critical and commercial success. In the years since, it has proven to be one of Canada’s most enduring and popular plays.
The story follows a group of actors rehearsing a new play with hopes of Broadway-bound success. Comprising this motley crew are diva Broadway expat Jessica Logan, her counterpart Patrick Flanagan, and their cast mates Tom Kent and Phil Mastorakis. Together, they struggle to set aside their egos and anxieties in order to make it to the big time.
Add to that a besieged director, a disciplinarian stage manager and his assistant, the timid playwright, and an unflappable front-of-house manager, and anything from a forgotten line to a faulty wig may just make or break their new Canadian play.
“There are a number of reasons I’m excited to be directing Jitters,” says David Mackay.
“One, we’re setting it in period, in all its 1979 glory—the tail end of disco meets the upswing of new wave. As well, this production has a collection of stellar comedic actors. And finally, this backstage comedy is hilarious. The characters are believable as they stumble hysterically towards opening night. A true Canadian classic.”