The Short North Stage's latest production, "Fugitive Songs," premiered in 2008 and quickly became an Off-Broadway hit from the songwriting team of (composer) Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, who recently won the prestigious Kleban Prize for promising Broadway lyricist. For the Columbus production, Tysen will co-direct with Carrie Gilchrist, giving his expertise to the production.

The Short North Stage’s latest production, “Fugitive Songs,” premiered in 2008 and quickly became an Off-Broadway hit from the songwriting team of (composer) Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, who recently won the prestigious Kleban Prize for promising Broadway lyricist. For the Columbus production, Tysen will co-direct with Carrie Gilchrist, giving his expertise to the production.

“Fugitive Songs” is a 19-song journey with a gallery of rogues and miscreants. Blending folk music with pop, alternative, bluegrass and gospel, “Fugitive Songs” takes a personal look at six young men and women as they travel across America — on the run from something in their past.

Those fleeing range from whimsical (a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics) to the more dire (a stoner who was forced to commit a crime), but all of their motivations will be understood.

Giving the performance an intimate atmosphere, seating will be in a horseshoe setting on the stage of the main auditorium.

Photo By Jerri Shafer