Automatic Pilot

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Automatic Pilot is a play in two acts by Canadian playwright Erika Ritter (born 1948) [1].

Synopsis: A stand-up comic discovers that unhappiness is the source of her creative and comic powers. An expose of modern relationships. Winner, 1980 Chalmers Canadian Play Award. First produced in 1980 by the New Theatre at the Adelaide Court Theatre, Toronto. Male Cast: 3, Female Cast: 1. (

Performance history in South Africa

1982: Performed in the Baxter Studio (a S.R.O. production) in 1982, directed by Jacqui Singer, starring Maralin Vanrenen, Fred Abrahamse, Derek Lyndon, Peter Krummeck.


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

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