Eason's work "opens in the final hour of Jack Henry's lifelong dream, only one thing stands in his way — his brother," according to press notes. "Runt of the Litter looks at what happens to two brothers in a family of over-achievers: when their parents assure their oldest son he is destined for football superstardom, and tell their youngest son he is too small to compete, a line in the family sand is drawn that colors the rest of their lives."
Larry Moss repeats his duties for the upcoming open-ended run at 37 Arts Theatre, having originally staged Runt of the Litter Off-Broadway at MCC in 2002. Tom Quinn, Peter Fitzgerald, Larry Safir, Dawn Eason and Forbes Candlish produce Runt of the Litter Off-Broadway.
Runt of the Litter is also undergoing development for a screen adaptation with "Shawshank Redemption" director Frank Darabont attached. Eason is also at work on a screenplay based on the 1924 Olympic rugby team for Leonardo DiCaprio.
Runt of the Litter officially opens Off-Brodway Dec. 9 at 37 Arts Theatre, located at 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com.