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The Runner by Christopher Morris

a man wearing a vest, who stumbled

The Runner is a powerful new thriller from Toronto’s Human Cargo. Winner of three 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Direction, the play is brilliantly staged entirely on a long narrow and continuously moving treadmill. The Runner is directed by Daniel Brooks and performed by Shaw and Stratford Festival alumnus Gord Rand as Jacob, a volunteer with Z.A.K.A, an emergency response group in Israel. Jacob’s split-second decision to treat a young woman, instead of the soldier she may have killed has profound moral, psychological and practical repercussions for Jacob, his family and his fellow Z.A.K.A. members.

Presented by The Socrates Project and the School of the Arts. Photo by Graham Isador.

General admission: $15  |  Students: $5

September 19-21 & 26-28, 7:30 p.m.
September 22, 1:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University
Advance tickets: Buy tickets online or call 905 525 9140 ext. 20895. Tickets are also sold at the door (cash only).

“Run, don’t walk, to get tickets to riveting solo show The Runner.” – NOW Magazine

“This production – from Morris’s Human Cargo theatre company– uses a common technology as I’ve never seen it used before, and in a way that elevates and perfectly integrates with the text. Perhaps a rare occasion where it’s not a cliché to write: Run, don’t walk.” – Globe and Mail