Not Too Far Distant- An original play by Becky Boesen

Not Too Far Distant

An Original Play by Becky Boesen
Opera House

Red Cloud Opera House
413 N Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

"It’s almost unbelievable that anyone could be hardened to the point of doing the brutal things they did…”

A young man from the Midwest is sent to war, carrying with him the hopes of the free world.

What Staff Sergeant Clarence Williams encounters there challenges and changes humanity forever. History touches the present when a new generation takes a journey through time to experience World War II alongside Clarence himself.

Centered around his personal letters home, we learn that sometimes what seems so far away is much closer than we think. Filled with hope and heart, Not Too Far Distant honors the experience of the American soldier and reminds us that we all have the power – and the responsibility – to help create a brighter future.

Not Too Far Distant is a recipient of a Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant. Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants are part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creative Forces® initiative, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Programming at the National Willa Cather's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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