As Wide As I Can See

by  Mark Snyder

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

“An emotional journey through the ups and downs of relationships, employment, roots and self-identity.” – CurtainUp

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As Wide As I Can See

by  Mark Snyder

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration


    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In the backyard of a recession-stricken Ohio town, the beer is on ice and the citronellas are ready to be lit.  Dean, a disillusioned journalist, and his freeloading best friend unwittingly prepare for the most explosive barbecue of their lives. Tensions mount when Dean's girlfriend inadvertently invites a mysterious woman from his past to the party. Burgers are flipped and scores are settled in this new drama about remembering who you were and confronting who you've become.
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“The issue of broken dreams in small town America is often tackled on stage, but As Wide As I Can See brings new ideas to the conversation … in a kind of modern male version of Mrs. Dalloway.” – Huffington Post, Read More

“An emotional journey through the ups and downs of relationships, employment, roots and self-identity.” – CurtainUp


Friendship, Love


Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: September 2010. Northwest Ohio.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


3m, 3f
JESSICA - 42, the head waitress at a popular local restaurant
DEAN - 30, a journalist/former news reporter living with Jessica
TYLER - 31, Dean’s best friend, a mail carrier and stay-home father
NAN - 27, Tyler’s girlfriend and the mother of his children
CHARLOTTE - 30, Dean and Tyler’s visiting friend from high school
WALT - 48, Charlotte’s husband

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Mark Snyder

MARK SNYDER‘s plays include Wait for Me (2016), Trigger Guru (2014), As Wide As I Can See (2012), Corsets (2010), Wipe Away (2010), Lila Cante (2009) and The Beanbag Game (1999 – Edward Albee/Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab). His plays have been produced and developed in New York and Chicago. A solo show Si ...

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As Wide as I Can See premiered at the HERE Arts Center by At Hand Theatre Company in February 2012 under the direction of Dan Horrigan.

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