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By Jerre Dye.

Product Code: DG6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 3w.

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Alzheimer’s is taking Irene Radford further and further away from the small, rag-tag universe of people who inhabit her ever-devolving world. Navigating life with Alzheimer’s is a bizarre and endlessly changing process, one where everybody seems to get lost somehow. It’s a shifting world where the past becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the future remains a terrifying mystery. Meanwhile, life must move on. Luvie, Irene’s daughter and primary caretaker, must pick up the pieces of her failed marriage. Irene’s in-home health worker, Dolly, must navigate the complex relationship with her adult son, Dylan. Leonard, Irene’s hairdresser, must grapple with the pain of saying goodbye. The further Irene drifts into memory, the closer these relative strangers become inextricably connected to one another. Set in the American South, Distance explores questions of memory, mystery, identity, relationship and the vulnerability of change. It is a Southern drama full of humor, heart and ferocity.


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code DG6000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min


  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591493
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

“Lovely and affecting … finely drawn characters. … Dye's play goes the distance with heart and smarts.” —Chicago Tribune

“A woman’s Alzheimer’s brings her caretakers together in Jerre Dye’s nuanced new drama.” —Time Out Chicago

“Dye’s searing, lyrical exposition is in turn infused with folksy charm and a rollicking comedy, elements that keep the subject matter engaging.” —Time Out Chicago

“Dye’s latest play is heartbreaking, yet it’s also filled with unexpected humor and tenderness.” —Chicago Theatre Review

 “Not only is the drama a masterpiece of unique characters and superbly poetic writing, it also confronts several contemporary issues.” —Chicago Theatre Review

“A powerful story about the spaces that exist between memories and the ability to love.” —Chicago Theatre Review

“Refreshingly intelligent dynamic with unhurried expertise.” —Windy City Times

“Where Dye departs from popular ageist tropes is in granting all of these individuals the opportunity to voice their opinion on a domestic crisis becoming increasingly common in our society.” —Windy City Times

Distance challenges us to look at our lives from a distance and make changes to find out who we really are.” —The Fourth Walsh

“Dye’s story is compelling. He doesn’t stop at one person’s identity crisis due to illness. He piles on a variety of other scenarios. His well-developed and flawed characters are believable.” —The Fourth Walsh

“Poignant, Funny, Inspiring!” —The Fourth Walsh