THE RUNNER STUMBLES

Genre: Drama
Written by Milan Stitt, Directed by Scott Alan Evans

Could the anguish he suffers over his illicit passion for Sister Rita, a young nun, have caused Father Rivard to commit the ultimate sin of murder? The truth, when revealed, is nowhere near as simple. Based on a true story. This powerful and compelling play, set in rural Michigan at the turn of the last century, was originally seen on Broadway in 1976 in a production directed by Austin Pendleton. "...an absolutely fascinating play...one of the best first plays I have seen in a long time. It got to me, and I cried." —NY Times. "...his story of repressed passions flames up with scorching intensity." —Cue Magazine. "...a new, serious, well-made, and continuously interesting American play..." —The New Yorker. The cast includes: Jamie Bennett, Cynthia Darlow, Christopher Halladay, Chris Hietikko, Julie Jesneck, Christina Bennett Lind, Mark Montgomery, James Murtaugh and Ashley West, with company designers: Mary Louise Geiger (lighting), David Toser (costumes), and Daryl Bornstein (sound), Dana Moran Williams (sets), David Toser (costumes) and Joseph Trapanese (music).
About the Company: TACT - The Actors' Company Theater

The Actors Company Theatre is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor's ability to bring it to life.

After presenting thirteen seasons of “in-concert” performances, the company took a leap with its 2006-07 season by presenting fully staged productions of David Storey’s Home and The Sea by Edward Bond at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. TACT became a resident company on Theatre Row with its 2007-08 season when they presented critically-acclaimed productions of The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, by Tennessee Williams, which The New York Times included in its “Top 10 Theatre Picks for 2008.” The first production of the current season, Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce became an instant hit and enjoyed an extended run.

Preview:   10/28/07
Open:   11/04/07
Close:   11/24/07

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Sunday, October 28th @ 3:00pm * (Talk-back with the Cast & Director)
Monday, October 29th @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 31st @ 7:30pm
Thursday, November 1st @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 2nd @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3rd @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4th @ 3:00pm * (Talk-Back with the Cast & Director)
Monday, November 5th @ 7:30pm* (Post-Show Discussion with former priest Jack Murtaugh )
Thursday, November 8th @ 7:30pm (Post-Show Interfaith Panel Discussion)
Friday, November 9th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 10th @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm* (Post-Show Discussion with Playwright Milan Stitt)
Sunday, November 11th @ 3:00pm* (Talk-Back with the Cast & Director)
Monday, November 12th @ 7:30pm
Thursday, November 15th @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 16th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 17th @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, November 18th @ 3:00pm* (Talk-Back with the Cast & Director)
Monday, November 19th @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 20th @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 23rd @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 24th @ 2:00pm & 8:00

Theater:   Beckett Theater - Theater Row
Address:   410 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$20.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200
Presented by: TACT - The Actors' Company Theater         Official Web Site: www.tactnyc.org