The play, Only a Ridgeline Away , was presented in late August and early September at the San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor, Washington. Written and directed by playwright, Vietnam veteran, and Friday Harbor resident Miguel Herbert, the play focuses on two characters who are Vietnam veterans and lifetime friends as they face the vagaries of advanced middle age.
Herbert describes the play as “a cross between Grumpy Old Men and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest .”
“The one thing that kept me from going bonkers in Vietnam was my three close friends, ” Herbert said. “Two of us were fortunate enough to make it home. It is my goal, through this stage play, to give audience members a look at the astounding level of friendship experienced among men who have served together in combat.”