The Sunday Giveaway: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at Atlantic Theater Company!
The Atlantic Theater Company, one of my faves since they took the monster chance to present a little musical about teenagers coming to terms with sexuality called . . . Spring Awakening . . . is presenting another adaptation right now called . . . The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
Runner was a short story that came out in the late 50s about an imprisoned young man who takes to running to “escape” from the feelings of incarceration.
It’s a pretty amazing story of independence and defiance, which is why it was adapted into a film, and now into a stage play. Or as I like to say, this story has “run the gauntlet,” having been told in all three major forms of entertainment media (book, film, theater).
What’s your favorite “gauntlet” piece? Think about it. There have been a lot more than you think. And extra credit if you tell me why you think that story made the “run.”
Comment with it below and you’ll be eligible to win two free tickets to this exiting new piece at the Atlantic. Ready, set . . . (gunshot!).
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