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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 circumA 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....

Title : The runner stumbles : a play in two acts & Night rainbows : an afterword
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ISBN : 9780883710449
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The runner stumbles : a play in two acts & Night rainbows : an afterword Reviews

  • Abby
    2019-04-14 10:24

    An excellent play. It's full of emotion and drama, and driven by human interaction. The characters are well developed, the dialogue is honest, the story is heartbreaking. There are a lot of ideas in this play—themes that make you think: ideas about human relationships, God, the role of the church, justice. But this is not a religious play, although it centers on Father Rivend and many conversations concern topics like prayer and confession. The plot is driven by the murder trial, not religion. The play does not preach at its audience. But it speaks to them a great sense of empathy, an awareness of how many things are messed up in this world. There are some really wonderful scenes—great material for some dynamite performances. The scene between Sister Rita and Father Rivend at the end is charged with so many emotions; I'd love to see this play on stage.