Photo Flash: First Look at Atlantic Theater Company's THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER features Eshan Bay, Sheldon Best, Zainab Jah,Jasmine Cephas Jones, Patrick Murney, Joshua E. Nelson, Sydney Sainté, Raviv Ullman, Todd Weeksand Malik Yoba.

THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER began previews Wednesday, January 8, and will officially open Tuesday, January 21, and play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 9, 2014 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).

In this stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's classic short story, award-winning British playwright Roy Williams brings the young, defiant Colin Smith into the 21st century. Colin (Sheldon Best), with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out. Will he run his race for them, or for his independence?

The design team for THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER will feature scenic design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by Michael Chybowski, sound design by Bart Fasbender and projection design by Pauline Lu and Paul Piekarz.

Photo Credit: Ahron Foster

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