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Runner, The
By (author): Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris


Scirocco Drama



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Apr 01, 2020
$15.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.25 in | 3 lb

Page Count:

72 pages
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Scirocco Drama
DRAMA / Canadian
Modern and contemporary plays (c 1900 onwards)
Dora Mavor Moore Award, Outstanding New Play 2019, Long-listed

Z.A.K.A is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel that collects the remains of Jews killed in accidents. When Jacob, a Z.A.K.A volunteer, makes the split-second decision to treat a young woman -- instead of the soldier she may have killed -- his world is changed forever.

Christopher Morris is a playwright, director and actor and is the artistic director of the Toronto-based theatre company Human Cargo. Past writing credits include The Runner (Human Cargo/Theatre Passe Muraille - 2019 Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play and Best Production), Our Beautiful Sons, (Blyth Festival 2017 and 2012 Playwright in Residence), The Road to Paradise, co-playwright with Jonathan Garfinkel (Human Cargo/Crow's Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Night (Human Cargo/National Arts Centre, published by the Canadian Theatre Review/Canada Playwrights Press), Return: The Sarajevo Project (co-playwright, Theatrefront, Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination, published by Canada Playwrights Press). Christopher lives in Toronto with his partner Gillian Gallow and their daughter Eileen.

"The Runner will make your heart soar and leave you breathless." -Globe and Mail

"Run, don't walk, to get tickets to riveting solo show The Runner." -NOW Magazine

"One of the finest plays I've had the honour to write about. It unsettles as art should." -Mooney on Theatre

"The beating heart of this harrowing and gripping play is optimism." - My Entertainment World

"It's an emotional, exhausting, eye-opening, gripping piece of theatre and I did what I usually do when I see something as moving as this about a troubling subject: I sobbed all the way to the car." - Slotkin Letter

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