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Last updated June 16, 2016   

Albany Civic Theater
Albany, Oregon


The Runner Stumbles

By: Milan Stitt

Directed by: Kay M. Roth

Performances: October 28, 29, 30(m), November, 3, 4, 5

The Runner Stumbles is a spellbinding drama based on an actual murder trial in the early 1900s in Michigan. Played partially in flashbacks, the tragedy of a Catholic priest accused of murdering a nun, is also a story of relationships, of denial and of acceptance.

A young nun in remote Northern Michigan has been murdered. Father Rivard, who had previously been banished to the small parish, is accused of the crime. While the trial unfolds, Rivard's story reveals a tragic string of events that pit human passions against the forces of tradition and strict morality. As circumstances force Sister Rita to move into the rectory, her attempts to bring life to the dull, provincial parish stir long-hidden feelings in Rivard and his parishioners, leading to an explosive revelation and an unexpected sacrifice.

Cast of characters

Amos- Jakob Holden
Father Rivard- Eric Jones
Erna- Dinee Alexy
Toby- Chuck Skinner
Sister Rita- Sarah Roth
Mrs. Shandig- Susan Jones
Prosecutor- Jeff McMahon
Monsignor- Bill Brown
Louise- Lacey Sapaugh 


The Runner Stumbles is Kay's tenth time directing at ACT. She has also appeared on stage, first in The Rocky Horror Show and most recently in Paradise Lost and Found. Her other directing credits include Noises Off, The Laramie Project, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Game's Afoot. Kay has also designed props, sets and costumes, stage managed and been assistant director for a number of shows, including Shrek the Musical. Kay is a past board member and currently acts as the program editor. She is a graduate from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Communication Arts and currently works for Lee Enterprises. Kay lives in Albany with her husband Ken. The entire Roth family, including grandson Sebastian are active at ACT.

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