2,000 Feet Away

A U.S. Premiere
By Anthony Weigh, directed by Jimmy McDermott

The Iowa State Legislature passed a bill in 2005 making it a criminal offense for a registered sex offender to live within 2,000 feet of a school. Many towns in Iowa, including Eldon, have added more locations to the list of prohibited places such as parks, shopping malls, bus stops, and libraries. In most towns, one of these places is within 2,000 feet of another.
In 2,000 Feet Away, a deputy is assigned to transport one of the convicted to a new residence. But where do you bring someone who isn't allowed anywhere and certainly isn't wanted?

May 2010

In the press

"[the] biggest impression made is by Steep Theatre Company and the courage they've shown by mounting this tough, thought-provoking drama. It's easily the best adult play in town right now."
- Fabizio O. Almeida, New City
"American Gothic Masterpiece...2,000 FEET AWAY is pure Monet. The look changes the closer you get to it!" 
- thefourthwalsh.com
"Steep Theatre [continues] its commitment to finding provocative new plays...powerful and poignant...arresting performances."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Artistic Team

Jonathan Edwards
Brendan Melanson
Melissa Riemer
Julia Siple
Seth Bartusek
Grace Goble
J. Kingsford Goode
Will Kinnear
Connor del Rio
Benjamin Sprunger
Alex Turner
Jim Wasik

Director: Jimmy McDermott
Stage Manager: Jeanette Kleymeyer
Scenic Design: Jimmy McDermott
Lighting Design: Peter Dully
Costume Design: Alison Siple
Costume Asst.: Gwen Smuda
Sound Design: Matthew Chapman
Props Design: Maria DeFalbo
Fight Choreographer: Matt Engle
Asst. Director: Aaron Henrickson