JUMPERS
                    EASTCHEAP REP presents

                             JUMPERS
                         an original play

                               Cast

Jake................................................PETER CHERNOT
Don.................................................PHILIP EASLEY
Emma..................................................JULIET FARA
Carly................................................MOLLY KIDDER
Joe....................................................LUKE ROSEN
               

                   Directed by CHRIS CHABERSKI
                  Stage Manager: SAZBOT JACKSON
         Production Assistants: TIM ASLIN, SALLY JACKSON
                 Production Intern: HAYLEY CUTLER

                The Abingdon Theater Arts Complex
      312 West 36th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
             (212) 279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com
          07/14 @ 8:30 PM, 07/17 @ 6 PM, 07/21 @6:30 PM
           07/23 @ 4 PM, 08/01 @ 8:45 PM, 08/02 @ 12 PM


Look into the future, and go back about a year ago.  That's what
Eastcheap Rep asks you to do in their play JUMPERS.  As
contradictory as that sounds, it really doesn't interfere with the
concept which happens to be the aftermath of September 11, 2001. 
I personally am still in a state of confusion about reactions and
actions to and after the disaster, and that is what this work addresses. 
The United States has troops in over 25 countries in an attempt to
stamp out terrorism (Eastcheap Rep claims no prophetic talents even
though the play was written in Spring-Summer 2002).  Haunted by
the memories of death and destruction, what does the average New
Yorker do?  Do you try to create a new life when your security has
vanished?  Do you join the troops and smite those that decimated
your complacency?  Or do you just not act at all?  After listening to
actual e-mails and cell phone calls from the final moments before the
Towers toppled, this is Eastcheap Rep's conceptualization of what
could have evolved.  JUMPERS will not give you an easy answer to
these questions but it is a sincere attempt to portray the chaos and
confusion.  The title is even ambiguous - those who chose to leap
from the building rather than burn, those troops landing in a foreign
country that threatens our very life, or those who lunged back into life
even though all the rules had changed forever?  If you can't find
something to talk about after this one, pass me some of those drugs!
        
"Jumpers" is a part of The Fourth Annual Midtown International
Theatre Festival.  For more information, go to www.midtownfestival.org
          
                      - Laurie Lawson -

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