11/06/2010: ""Only a Ridgeline Away""
A special "pre-tour" presentation of "Only a Ridgeline Away" by Playwright and Friday Harbor resident Miguel Andreas Hebert was presented at the The American Legion Post 163 in Friday Harbor Saturday night. After a successful premier at San Juan Community Theatre, "Only a Ridgline Away" was performed for Legion members and their guests.
Playwright and Friday Harbor resident Miguel Herbert describes Only a Ridgeline Away as "a cross between Grumpy Old Men and One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. It is my goal, through this play, to give audience members a look at the astounding level of friendship experienced among men who have served together in combat."
"A story of the incredible bond of friendship forged between comrades-in-arms premieres in the Gubelman Theatre this summer.
” he principal characters, Matt Slater and Michael T. Mooney, are Vietnam combat veterans and lifelong best friends. While in their 50s they made a pact: when they needed to transition into a care facility, they would be together. The time has come.
Herbert says the play is full of both drama and plenty of zany antics. “The one thing that kept me from going bonkers in Vietnam was my three close friends. Two of us were fortunate enough to make it home. It is my goal, through this stage play, to give audience members a look at the astounding level of friendship experienced among men who have served together in combat.”
NOTE: This play features adult language and situations that may not be suitable for young children."