JOHN DOBLE

Reunion Run

Cast: 
1M, 1W

Reunion Run, a love story between second cousins—Danny, an inner-city teacher, Ronnie, a career Army officer—reflects the divisions in this country. Can their differences—and the country’s cultural, political and social differences—be bridged or are the gaps too wide and the obstacles too formidable?

Awards: 

Finalist, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, NYC, 2015

Production History: 

The New York International Fringe Festival, NYC 2013

Reviews & Press

[In Reunion Run] there is much to learn from the struggle of these convincing characters. These friends and lovers are different in outlook and core beliefs and their differences provide the kind of moral ambiguity that sweetens dramatic plots. Their struggle for center and clarity is an extended metaphor for all reunion runs, individual, corporate, and political. Too often the race to enter combat recklessly is accompanied by the knowledge that death is likely to result. Yet we forge ahead exercising our humanity and our hubris. Thanks to playwright John Doble for the unsettling yet necessary reminder.

David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited

What works about this play is its ability to showcase post deployment reintegration. Jessica Myhr (Ronnie) portrays an Army officer dealing with post traumatic stress syndrome beautifully.

Mary Beth Smith, NY Theater dot com