David French wrote this in 1979 and it is just as funny today. It is very definitely a Canadian comedy, and one wonders if anyone outside of Canada would really appreciate it. Certainly the basic theme of stage fright, ego and human relationships woule resonate everywhere, but I must admit to finding the asides about Canadian culture, bureaucracy and our well known inferiority complex to be some of the funniest lines in the play. Are they funnier now than in 1979, I wonder, since they are not nearly as true as they used to be?
Oliver Dennis gave an outstanding performance as Phil, with strong competition from Diane D’aquila,(Jessica) Kevin Bundy (George) and C. David Johnson (Patrick) but my favourite was Jordan Pettle as Nick. Mike Ross is a promising new comer.