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.
Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Laura Pels Theatre
111 West 46th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)