Jumpers is a play by
1 Plot 2 Productions 3 References 4 External links
George Moore is a faded and slightly foolish philosophy professor
employed at a university whose slick, exercise-mad Vice-Chancellor
Archie Jumper forces a tumbling and leaping curriculum on the faculty.
One such flipping prof, McFee, is shot dead in the cabaret chaos of
the opening scene, setting off a suddenly very urgent philosophical
duel on the moral nature of man. Caught in between is Dotty, George's
disturbed wife and Archie's "patient." Dotty, a former student of
George's, ended a semi-successful stage career when the sight of
astronauts on the moon unhinged her sanity. According to Dotty, the
conquering of the moon revealed the human race—once scientifically
and spiritually the center of the universe—as "little, local."
The play was first performed by the National Theatre Company at the
^ Playbill: Leveaux and Company Mount a Moral Trapeze as Stoppard's Jumpers Opens on Broadway ^ 'WhatsOnStage.com', 16 June 2003 Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine..
Reviews Internet Broadway Database, 2 productions
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