Jennifer Overton watched the entire cast and crew of the hit movie Titanic fall ill after eating a lobster and chowder meal.
Overton, the stand-in for Gloria Stuart, who played the elder Rose in the film, was one of many who were rushed to hospital after a mysterious source poisoned the on-set food with PCP.
Nearly 15 years later, Overton and the Halifax-based group In Good Company are telling her story in My Titanic, premiering tonight at the start of Eastern Front Theatre’s annual SuperNova Theatre Festival at Neptune Studio Theatre. Showtime is 9 p.m.
Written by and starring Overton, she explores the incident that halted production.
“Jennifer tells the story of that night and parallels it with the disaster of the Titanic,” said festival curator Scott Burke,
Also on the Neptune studio stage tonight at 7 p.m. is Emile’s Dream, the story of a Newfoundland fiddler and storyteller.