The Runner Stumbles

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.


Amos – Justin D. Deehr

Father Rivard – Howard Hill

Erna Prindle – Tina Langhoff

Toby Felker – Jerry L. Colbert

Sister Rita – Cheri Berger

Mrs. Shandig – Ellen Luebke

Prosecutor – Mike Cueto

Monsignor Nicholson – J. Brickner

Louise – Laureen Leah Panek

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Marty Peck

Master Electrician: Dave Krueger

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Barbara Ashburn

Master Carpenter: Joe Feustel

Paint Master: Laurie Freeland

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Production Photographer: Gene Schuttey