In Covering Distance, Judy talks to a stranger she met on a cargo train about how she feels she can do anything she puts her mind to.
JUDY: Everybody always thinks that just because you’re young, you ain’t grown up enough to do things older people can do. Wasn’t Mozart composin’ music since he was a child? There’s all kinds of wonder in kids ’round the world but they tend to get stuck, stifled, in order to fit in to society’s grand scheme of things. Hell, I go about my business th’ way I do, an’ venture to think I can create just about anythin’ my imagination lets me. If I wanna start playin’ piano, I’m a play that piano or, uh, if I wanna climb Mount Everest, you damn well bet I’m a climb Mount Everest or if uh, say, uh, if I wanna write a novel, I’m a write that novel. I think I have all kinds a qualities, an’ if I apply myself, well, the sky’s th’ limit, the only restrictions any of us ever have are th’ ones we imprison ourselves with and I don’t plan on ever being in any kind of jail, so that’s me in a nutshell.
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In the one act eplay Covering Distance, teenager Judy and first time cargo train traveler Jack are two strangers who meet in New Mexico by chance and may have a positive impact on one another’s lives. 1 Female Teen, 1 Man. Drama.
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