Eric Steiner

Eric Steiner, 47, Canadian legit director, died June 30 in Toronto of AIDS.

Steiner’s theatrical career began in London, where he served as an assistant stage manager in “Oh! Calcutta.”

He joined Toronto’s Factory Theater Lab in 1971 and established himself as a theatrical director.

During the next two decades he directed numerous plays, including “Stonehenge Trilogy,””Maybe We Could Get Some Bach,””Gravediggers of ’42” and “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Steiner also directed the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. film “One Night Stand” and served as artistic director of the Northern Light Theater in Chicago from 1981 to 1983.

Survived by his companion, Steven Jack; his father and a sister.

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