Written by Kate Harner
The performance is directed by J.J. Cobb, Eastern's assistant professor of theatre and acting. The contemporary play centers around Darrell and Tim, two youths trapped in a society that refuses to give them a chance at the American dream. Darrell's dysfunctional family does not help his angst. His young mother, Cammie, neglects Darrell and lives with her Gulf War veteran boyfriend, Rich. The audience learns that Rich has sexual relations with both Cammie and her stepdaughter
"'The Distance From Here' is an exciting and contemporary piece," says Amy Dias '12, the show's stage manager. "It will definitely open audience members' eyes to a world full of an absence of love."
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