Auditions for The Runner Stumbles

Arts and Entertainment

September 19, 2019

From: Westfield Community Players

(Westfield, NJ)  Westfield Community Players will hold auditions for the mystery-drama The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt.  It is being directed by Steve Lemenille.

Auditions will be held on Oct. 2, 4, & 8 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Westfield Community Players theater, 1000 North Ave. West, Westfield, NJ.

Based on a true trial in the early part of the 20th Century in a remote parish in northern Michigan, a young nun has died under mysterious circumstances, 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.

Although the action of the play involves a priest and a nun, this play is not about Catholicism, but, rather, about issues which confront all religions and all human beings: the struggle of the individual around relationship to God; the nature of God; and the struggle all humans face in decisions and choices they make.

[best Broadway Play of 1978]

[The movie version starred Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Tammy Grimes, Beau Bridges]

 

For role descrptions, please visit: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPauditions.html

For audition form, please visit: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPauditionform_RUNNER.html