On November 14th and 15th 2003, Readers Theatre Repertory told the first of two Brian Friel tales, Losers. The second, Winners, will be produced in March of 2004, which is when RTR traditionally mounts its Irish shows.
“These love stories are so typically Irish,” said director Bob Martin. “Equal parts dark and light, hope and despair.” Though ordinarily the shows are done in opposite order, Martin felt the season demanded that Losers be performed first. “This is an autumn show,” he said. “About culmination–looking back at the choices we made and how they shaped us.”
The cast featured Rebecca Nachison, Janet Penner, Chris Porter and Suzan Zeitlan