The Runner Stumbles

RUNNERPoster11x17PSPrintBy Milan Stitt

October 28 through November 24, 2007

The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Could the anguish he suffers over his unrequited 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.




Images of metal bars, white on black like Wedgwood patterning, run around the shallow stage where the Actors Company Theater revival of “The Runner Stumbles” is set. The bars sometimes denote a prison, sometimes a church confessional; often the sense of constraint that fetters the lead characters, a priest and a nun; and always the eye to detail that makes this production, directed by Scott Alan Evans, so compelling.” —New York Times

One of the most esteemed is Milan Stitt’s 1976 play The Runner Stumbles, which TACT is giving a respectable revival under Scott Alan Evans’ direction at The Beckett Theatre.” —TheaterMania