A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester

by  T. Gregory Argall

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  4m, 3f

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.

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A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester

by  T. Gregory Argall

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2002 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The action takes place in a hospital room, although an area at the front of the stage doubles as a comedy club stage.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 3f
EDDIE
SUSAN
JENNIFER
MAX
DR. JIMMY
JAYNE/HEATHER
ANNOUNCER/PATIENT
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Authors

T. Gregory Argall

T. Gregory Argall, the other Canadian playwright, is the author of more than 20 stageplays. He lives in Brampton, Ontario, Canada with his wife, Margaret, his son, Robert, and Lefty Stitchnibbler, the Wondercat. In addition to writing for the stage, Mr. Argall has also written several screenplays, at least two of which ...

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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.

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