by Jason Sherman
directed by Blanka Zizka
September 19 – October 21, 2001
Meet Reuben, a slick, deal-making, fast-talking city-dwelling corporate executive about to close on the biggest deal of his career. Then, through a series of seemingly random events, Reuben’s perfect world crumbles with an almost biblical abruptness. With the help of a singing rabbi, a long-lost love and a friend he once betrayed, Reuben journeys back and forth through time revisiting his past, desperately trying to make sense of his life. A final, revelatory moment suggests that life does have meaning – but can Reuben grasp it? Piercingly comic, Patience was one of the most successful plays of Toronto’s 2000 theater season. Jason Sherman has built a reputation for delivering hard-hitting, insightful dramas and The Toronto Globe and mail applauded his “bright comedy” and “sharp dialogue”.