Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The action takes place in a hospital room, although an area at the front of the stage doubles as a comedy club stage.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
Winner! 2002 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
Stand up comic Eddie Jester has been mugged and is comatose. His disembodied spirit offers up jokes and commentary on the events transpiring in his hospital room, including the simultaneous visit to his bedside of his wife and his girlfriend and some nonmedical doctor/nurse activities. Eddie's semi posthumous examination of life, love and human relationships provides funny and poignant insights while the duplicity of his agent, revelations about his father and the births of two children demonstrate to Eddie that sometimes even your own life carries on without you.
A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester first premiered as a full length production by Training Wheel Productions at the Cyril Clark Theatre, Brampton. Ontario, Canada on April 23, 2003 and was directed by T. Gregory Argall.