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The Runner Stumbles

The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt

Characters

Father Rivard

Sister Rita

Erna Prindle

Toby Felker

Mrs Shandig

Amos

Prosecutor

Monsignor Nicholson

Louise


Time: April 1911

Place: A cell, courthouse, and grave in Solon, Michigan


Director Douglas C Shaffer

Set Designer  Scott A Jones


September 27, 28 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 8am

September 29, 2019 (Sunday) 3pm

October 4, 5 2019 (Friday & Saturday) 8pm

October 6, 2019 (Sunday) 3pm


Tickets $15.00

General Admission

Box office opens 30 minutes prior


Performances held at: 

Columbus Dance Theatre

592 E Main St

Columbus OH 43215


For more information, please call 614-219-9335

Or email us at info@pacecolumbus.com.


The Runner Stumbles is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 



A young nun has died

 under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelt tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed.