Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of SOME BRIGHTER DISTANCE at City Theatre
The world premiere production of Some Brighter Distance continues the 2015-2016 season at City Theatre on the Mainstage, January 23 - February 14, 2016. The play is written by Keith Reddin and directed by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden.
Some Brighter Distance examines the events surrounding "Operation Paperclip," a covert initiative established after World War II by the Truman Administration that relocated more than 1,500 German scientists to the United States to develop weapons and space technology.
During the Cold War, German rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph was instrumental in helping America win the Space Race. Rudolph's dark past as a war criminal was uncovered in the 1980's, and, despite four decades of service to the U.S., he and his wife, Marta, were stripped of their citizenship and sent back to Germany in shame.
Written by award-winning author and City Theatre favorite, Keith Reddin, this time-bending world premiere explores the little known (and true) story of Arthur Rudolph and "Operation Paperclip," and questions the cost of burying the past in pursuit of the future.
The production also marks an artistic milestone for Mr. Reddin and Ms. Brigden, now in her 15th year as Artistic Director at City Theatre.