Jitters 2016

Santiago Stage is planning a new comedy, if you would like to participate in Jitters contact us through the contact tab on this page.

Jitters is a comedy about a theater company going on tour with a play and the troublesand dramas that occur during this production.

The cast comprises of six men and 3 women of varying ages, we will be casting soon, so send your contact details

The Play…

Comedy in three acts by David French , first produced at Tarragon Theatre , February 16, 1979, directed by Bill Glassco , set and costumes by David Moe, lighting by Sarah Adler, featuring David Calderisi , Charmion King , Les Carlson , Miles Potter , Matt Walsh, Jim Mezon , Morison Bock, Amanda Lewis, and Sheilah Currie. Subsequently, it has been produced all over the world in over 100 productions. In November 2000, it was presented at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and in 2010 at Soulpepper Theatre Company (dir. Ted Dykstra .

Jitters is regarded by some critics as French’s most commercial play, but it speaks about things which concerned him. Not simply a back-stage farce, Jitters portrays the trials and tribulations of mounting a new play in a small theatre, much like the Tarragon, where most of French’s plays were premiered. It also considers the fraught life of Canadian playwrights (like French himself) and the state of Canadian culture. Even the play within the play has a title, The Care and Treatment of Roses, that seems as odd as that of French’s own Of the Fields, Lately .

A fading actress tries to impress a Broadway producer only to be foiled by an actor who is worried that if the play goes to New York, he will be exposed as a hack. In the play within the play, of course, they are lovers. We follow the group through rehearsals to the idiot reviews they get the day after opening.

When the work was transfered to a larger hall ( Toronto Workshop Productions/TWP ), The Toronto Star said that it “was a felicitous move. This is one of the finest Canadian comedies ever written, possibly the best.” The New York Times said of the New Haven opening, “…if Jitters is typical of the author’s humour, he may turn out to be the Canadian Alan Ayckbourn. In common, each of these playwrights writes not jokes, but character comedy.”

Santiago Stage

Santiago Stage presents The Foreigner by Larry Shue

What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia?

In Larry Shue’s hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proof reader by day and a boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn t understand English.

When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he discovers much more  besides, including an wild extrovert within himself.

Join Santiago Stage’s international cast for an evening of intercultural laughs.

Show opens Wednesday 4th of November 8.30pm and runs 5th, 6th, 7th with a special matinee at 6pm on Sunday the 8th.

Tickets availble presale from Fiddlers Irish Bar, Metro Manuel Mont www.fiddlers.cl Adult $5000 presale, Door $6000 & Students $3000. Please email us for booking information.

 

Charlie goes fishing

The Foreigner by Larry Shue performed by Santiago Stage

This acclaimed comedy will be performed by Santiago Stage’s international cast of actors from England, Ireland, The USA and Germany at the Aula Magna of the Universidad del Dessarollo, Avenida Las Condes 12438, Las Condes, Santiago.

Opens 4th November 20.30 hours, with performances on 5th, 6th, 7th at 20.30 hours and a Matinee on the 8th November at 18:00 hours.

Tickets are available by contacting Santiago Stage on our contact form and soon to be availble at Fiddlers Irish pub at Manuel Monte metro. Door $6000, pre-sale $5000 and students $3000.

 

Actor required

Santiago Stage are looking for a young male actor, age between 16 and 25 years old, a fluent or native English speaker who can voice a southern USA accent. Please apply to president@santiagostage.org with your details, a photo and contact information.

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The Foreigner by Larry Shue – Santiago Stage casting information

Synopsis: The Foreigner

In a rural fishing lodge in Georgia, Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert who sometimes runs training sessions at a nearby military installation, is trying to put his friend, Charlie Baker at ease. Charlie, a proofreader whose wife finds him boring, has come along for a much needed getaway. The problem is he is pathologically shy and is terrified at the prospect of having to converse with strangers at the lodge for three days.

Froggy must leave to tend to his military responsibilities, so, in an attempt to help his shy friend, he tells Betty, the owner of the lodge, that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and neither speaks nor understands English.

Thus, conversations at the lodge carry on around Charlie much as if he weren’t there at all, since it is assumed he can’t understand them anyway. For example, Catherine Simms informs her fiancé, the reverend David Marshall Lee, that he isn’t as sterile as he said he was and that she’s pregnant.

Owen Musser, county property inspector who has been threatening to condemn the lodge, wants a private conversation with the Reverend David. In the process, Charlie overhears a plot to undermine the value of the lodge through condemnation so that David can buy it at a bargain price. In addition, Ellard Simms, Catherine’s slow-witted brother, appears on the scene, and it becomes apparent that David is trying to make him appear to be an idiot so that he can’t inherit his half of the family money.

Through little effort on his part, Charlie endears himself to almost everyone by being a good listener (much better than they know) as they relate their problems to him. He doesn’t judge, nor does he give advice. So, Ellard tries his hand at teaching Charlie to speak English. Maybe poor Ellard isn’t so stupid after all, as Charlie makes him seem to be a natural teacher.

David and Owen soon appear with a box of ledgers, records and even dynamite, apparently salvaged from a fire of some sort. Owen’s van contains weapons and uniforms enough to reunite the “Georgia Empire.”

Froggy returns and is surprised at how well his shy friend is doing. Charlie entertains by relating a story in a strange, unintelligible dialect. Froggy agrees to return the next day, and, in private, Charlie reveals that he is having a wonderful time and may even be acquiring a personality.

Owen returns and Charlie has some fun tormenting him. David shows up with his new van, and Charlie demonstrates how well Ellard has taught him in just two days. Catherine agrees that Ellard is indeed smart enough to receive his part of the inheritance, much to the dismay of David, who decides a hasty marriage to Catherine might be in his best interest after all.

Froggy Lesueur: A British military demolitions expert who occasionally conducts field operations in rural Georgia, Froggy is Charlie’s caring friend and devises the scheme that protects Charlie from having to interact with the other guests at the lodge.

Charlie Baker: A science-fiction copy editor for a book publishing house, Charlie is in his late forties, British, and is a pathologically shy little man who has a very unfaithful wife, no personality that he can think of, and a need for peace and quiet. He has accompanied his friend, Froggy to a Georgia fishing lodge much against his own better judgment.

Catherine Simms: The very pregnant and potentially rich fiancée of the Reverend Lee, she can be a formidable force and occasionally almost too much for the good reverend to handle. She has a ready wit and a sharp tongue. She badly needs someone to talk to, and, since Charlie doesn’t bother giving advice, he suits her needs perfectly. Catherine is Ellard’s sister.

Owen Musser: The Tilghman County property inspector, Owen is a two-tattoo man: one of them, he may have gotten while drunk or on a dare; two of them means he went back for more. Beware of a two-tattoo man. Owen and the Reverend Lee are cooking up a plot to condemn Betty’s lodge so that it can be bought for their own nefarious purposes. Owen, we find, is the absolute stereotype of an ill-bred southern Klansman.

Ellard Simms: Catherine’s brother, Ellard is an agreeable young man who is a bit slow-witted. He works as a sort of handyman for Betty and needs a considerable bit of instruction in his tasks, but may not be as dull as he seems. He is due to inherit a share of the Simms family fortune, unless the Reverend Lee can convince Catherine that Ellard is too stupid to manage money, or anything else, on his own. Ellard befriends Charlie and even decides to teach him to speak English.

Casting will be held at Flannery’s Pub, Encomenderos 83, Las Condes. 2nd floor at 8.30pm on Monday 25th August

Break a leg

Information can be requested from our contact us page

Wildest Dreams Donation

After receiving instructions from our original charity (Granja Caracol) to suspend our donation to them, as they do not currently have a project. Santiago Stage’s Wildest Dreams committee agreed to donate the $300000 profits from the play to a local NGO. “Vision for Chile” and their “House of Hope” is an NGO that is dedicated to providing a safe environment for 18+ orphaned women to live and prosper in after leaving the orphanage.

President Zenan Delaney along with Photographer David Mac Lean, Stage Manager Joshua Governale and Damien Kohen met with Daniel Tujillo, Tom Mlller and Ely from Vision por Chile (Casa Esperanza)to present the donation at Fiddlers Bar.

Our thanks to Damien and staff for hosting the presentation. Cheers!

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Daniel signs for donation

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Thank you

Santiago Stage wishes to thank all of you who came to see Wildest Dreams and all of you who helped to make Wildest Dreams possible.

The company will be presenting Chp$300000 to our Charity Fundacion Granja Educativa Terapeutica Caracol in the next week.

We hope you will come and see our plays in the future, we are currently evaluating several comedy scripts for later in 2014.

Our best wishes for an entertaining year.

Santiago Stage

Wildest Dreams

Tickets available at the door $6000 (students $3000)
Facultad De Medicina Universidad Del Desarrollo, Avenida Las Condes 12438, Las Condes
Parking available

Poster WD 2014

Tickets available at the door $6000

Our chosen causes to receive our help are:

Fundacion Granja Educativa Terapuetica Caracol
http://granjaeducativa.wix.com/caracol#!

& the Municipal College of Tiltil