2012-13 Season

Last Performance:
August 25, 2013

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin

 
"The electricity is palpable." —David Cote, Time Out New York
 
 
Tom Durnin did the time for his white-collar crime. Now, he’s determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves—even if that means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. Tom’s son warily allows his father to camp out on his couch, hoping the man who let everyone down has finally turned a new page. After a lifetime of empty promises, can Tom find a place in a family that has worked so hard to move on without him?
 
From playwright Steven Levenson (Roundabout’s acclaimed The Language of Trees) comes this funny, raw and moving world premiere about the price we pay for defaulting on those we love. Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) directs.

  

Major support for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin is provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. Partial underwriting support is provided by Peggy and Mark Ellis, Stacey and Eric Mindich, and K. Myers.
 
This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
 
We thank our Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Lois and Irvin Cohen, Linda L. D'Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre, Laura S. Rodgers, Mary and David Solomon / GS Gives, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, Deborah and Thomas Wallace, and Xerox Foundation. 
 
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
 
 
 

 

 
"The electricity is palpable." —David Cote, Time Out New York
 
 
Tom Durnin did the time for his white-collar crime. Now, he’s determined to win back the respect he believes he deserves—even if that means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. From playwright Steven Levenson (Roundabout’s acclaimed The Language of Trees) comes this funny, raw and moving world premiere about the price we pay for defaulting on those we love.

 

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The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036  |  Ticket Services: 212.719.1300  |  View Seating Chart

Cast

Christopher Denham
James Durnin
Lisa Emery
Karen Brown-Canedy
Sarah Goldberg
Katie Nicholson
David Morse
Tom Durnin
Rich Sommer
Chris Wyatt

 

Creative Team

Steven Levenson
Playwright
Scott Ellis
Director
Beowulf Boritt
Set Designer
Jeff Mahshie
Costume Designer
 
Donald Holder
Lighting Designer
Obadiah Eaves
Original Music & Sound Design


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