The Runner

Grand Theatre presents
A Human Cargo Production

The Runner

by Christopher Morris
Starring Gord Rand

On the McManus Stage
November 5 to November 16
Opening Night: Wednesday, November 6


LONDON, ONTARIO, OCTOBER 29, 2019
Winner of multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2019, including Outstanding New Play, The Runner is an electrifying production out of Toronto’s Human Cargo Theatre, and is set for its run on the McManus Stage at the Grand Theatre this November. This bold and exciting new work has been praised by critics, with captivating material that “will make your heart rate soar and leave you breathless” (The Globe and Mail). 

Acclaimed Canadian actor/producer Gord Rand performs this 85 minute, one person show in its entirety, on a 24-foot treadmill. The Runner centres on the life of ZAKA volunteer, Jacob, as he recalls the moment in which he chose to come to the aid of an injured Palestinian girl instead of tending to a fatally injured Israeli soldier.

The Grand’s Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum notes that “London audiences are about to experience an extraordinary and thrilling piece of theatre. Gord is unforgettable in this role. When I first saw it in Toronto last year, I knew the intimate environment in the McManus would be a perfect venue for our audiences to see this intense and remarkable production.”

The Grand Theatre gratefully acknowledges its Season Sponsor - BMO Financial Group.

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

The Wednesday Speak Easy
Our Wednesday Speak Easy series for THE RUNNER will be held on November 13.

Following each Wednesday performance on the Spriet and McManus Stages, patrons can extend their theatre experience and get closer to the artists with exclusive talks, casual conversations, and spontaneous happenings in the relaxed atmosphere of the Poster Lounge or the McManus Lounge.

About the Grand Theatre – World Curious. London Proud.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum and Executive Director Deb Harvey, the Grand is a leading cultural hub located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. The Grand offers diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe through collaborations with national and international performing arts organizations, and is committed to developing, producing, and premiering original stories through COMPASS New Play Development program. The Grand supports educational programming with The High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, and 100 Schools, a community initiative that brings professional theatre to London-area schools at no cost. The Grand’s season runs from September to May.

Tickets are available at grandtheatre.com, by phone at 519.672.8800, or at the Box Office, 471 Richmond Street.
 

For more information, including guest artists’ bios, please contact:
Jennifer Matthews, Communications Manager, Grand Theatre
jmatthews [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
519.672.9030 ext. 411

 

Grand Theatre presents
A Human Cargo production

THE RUNNER

By Christopher Morris

CAST

JACOB  Gord Rand

CREATIVE TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF HUMAN CARGO THEATRE & PLAYWRIGHT Christopher Morris
DIRECTOR Daniel Brooks
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Severn Thompson
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Gillian Gallow
LIGHTING DESIGNER Bonnie Beecher
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER Alexander MacSween
PRODUCTION MANAGER
& ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER
Jeff Prybus
STAGE MANAGER  Judy Farthing
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Ada Aguilar
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