Ben Calloway can't seem to get his bearings in his own home anymore. Fifty-seven years old, recently widowed, childless and retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol, he's adrift—and even though he's never seen the ocean, he decides he should build a boat and sail across the Atlantic, single-handedly. Ben doesn't particularly want any part of his neighbor Jaime Watson's problems. Jaime has been suspended from film school, and Jaime's father has lost patience with the troubled young man. But when Ben decides to let Jaime make a movie about his boat-building project, the two men—generations apart and lonely in very different ways—force each other to confront the isolation in their own lives. Whether Ben is crazy or courageous, whether Jaime is ill or merely lost, whether either can help the other find his way to peace, in seeking answers, Jaime and Ben also seek truths about themselves, each navigating as best he can by the light of the other's faith.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code BL1000
- Cast Size 2
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 95 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama
“Bold and brilliant. ... A masterpiece of plain, honest talk that never hits a false note.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A tender ode to our never-ending search for meaning and permanence.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[Wilson] is sympathetic without being overbearing, and expresses his ideals in a way that is humorous or heart-breaking, sometimes both at once, and always meaningful.” —Broadway World
“A masterpiece of emotional storytelling.” —Broadway World