About A Life in the Theatre
This hilarious and poignant play is the story of two actors, stage veteran
'Robert' (Patrick Stewart) and aspiring young newcomer 'John' (Joshua Jackson). Set both on stage and behind the scenes in a fading small town
rep, the piece follows their friendship and their rivalry as they battle
with the cruel uncertainties of their profession.
Inspired by Mamet's early
backstage experiences and his own brief career as an actor, this, acutely
observed, bittersweet comedy delivers all the absurdity, the joy and the
heartache of a life in the theatre.