Unavoidable Disappearance, Starring Christopher Denham, Lisa Emery, David Morse, Ends Off-Broadway Run Aug. 25

By Andrew Gans
25 Aug 2013

Christopher Denham
Christopher Denham
Photo by Joan Marcus

Roundabout Theatre Company's world-premiere production of Steven Levenson's The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, which officially opened June 27 following previews that began May 31, plays its final performance at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Aug. 25 at 2 PM.

Scott Ellis directed a cast that includes Christopher Denham as James Durnin, Lisa Emery as Karen Brown-Canedy, Sarah Goldberg as Katie Nicholson, David Morse as Tom Durnin and Rich Sommer as Chris Wyatt.

Unavoidable Disappearance, according to the Roundabout, is described as such: "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?"

The design team included Beowulf Boritt (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound).



The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin was part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, a collection of programs designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. Tom Durnin was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company following Levenson’s New York debut with The Language of Trees in 2008 at Roundabout Underground.

Tickets are available online at roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or in person at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street). Ticket prices range from $71-$81.

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Sarah Goldberg and Christopher Denham
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