The Speed of Darkness

by Steve Tesich

Joe is a decorated hero of the Vietnam war and owns a prosperous construction business in South Dakota. When he nominated as man of the year by his town, he is faced with an unwelcome amount of attention that begins to challenge his ability to walk the tenuous line of normality on which he has come to live.


Emotionally numbed by the fallout of war and with rumblings about family scars, Joe's home life faces upheaval with the sudden appearance of an old war buddy, Lou. The presence of his mysterious and mentally disturbed friend puts Joe and his family on edge as whispers of past misdeeds begin to unravel all which he has worked to build.

Directed by William Alderson
Produced by William Alderson & Art Hall
Set Design by Zack Guiler
Lighting Design by Jeffrey Porter
Costume Design by Jo Amari
Sound Design by Peter Carlstedt
Music Composed by Rob Milburn

Additional Music by Matteo Clark

Stunt Coordination by Brian Foyster

Eddie Kehler as Joe
Janet Chamberlain as Anne
Sara Molinar as Mary
Kenny Johnston as Lou
Leo Ramsey as Eddie


437 River Street

Theatre Company