Darrell and Tim, both seventeen years old, are wasting away their lives.
They spend their time checking out the monkeys at the local zoo, hanging out at the mall, and smoking cigarettes in their high school parking lot. Occasionally they even attend class, and, after school, Tim reports in to his menial job at a nearby Chinese take-out joint. When the two of them clash--in a high-stakes confrontation also involving Darrell's on-again, off-again girlfriend Jenn--their battle climaxes in a horrifying act that will leave all of them scarred forever.
An unflinchingly honest character study of three misguided teens, and a damning indictment of the way the typical
broken family can shape--or destroy--a wayward young person's life.
Recognizable characters and colorful dialogue make The Distance From Here a compelling and gritty read and something even more to perform.
Cast: 5M, 4W. Primarily young adults.
Scenes/Monologues: Harsh language, but useful monologues for teens and adults. Excellent scenes.
Recommended by: Stu