LSC-Tomball to perform murder mystery “The Runner Stumbles” February 20-22

Lone Star College-Tomball’s drama department will present the murder mystery “The Runner Stumbles” by Milan Stitt February 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in LSC-Tomball’s Performing Arts Center, located at 30555 Tomball Parkway.

Named “a powerful and compelling play” by The New York Times and "…a new, serious, well-made, and continuously interesting American play…" by The New Yorker, “The Runner Stumbles” follows the murder of a nun in a remote parish in Northern Michigan and the events leading up to the murder and the arrest of her superior, Father Rivard. The story excitingly transitions from interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past to reveal details of Father Rivard’s romantic feelings towards Sister Rita, how extenuating circumstances led to her moving into the rectory with him, the sacrifice that they both endured, and the explosive events that eventually lead to the revelation of the murderer.

“This is one of those performances where the audience will be on the edge of their seats,” said Sherri Ryan White, director and LSC-Tomball drama program coordinator and professor. She also noted that “The Runner Stumbles” will be LSC-Tomball’s entry into the Texas Community College Speech & Theatre Association (TCCSTA) State Play Festival.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, $8 for 18 years old and younger, and $5 for LSC students with I.D. They available at the performances, during box office hours (Monday - Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.), and at LoneStar.edu/tomball-drama.  For more information, contact the box office at 281.401.1889.