Just like the song says, "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." And that is just what one local playwright is doing.
Martins Ferry native Matt Webster is making a name for himself in the "Big Apple" at the ripe age of 22.
Webster entered one of his musicals in the Downtown Urban Theater Festival in August. This New York City festival is considered to be one of the most prestigious theater festivals in the world for playwrights.
According to Webster, his musical Kingdom Come is about something which almost anyone can relate.
He also said, "Kingdom Come is a show about stories and memories and connections, and it centers around September 11th and where you were ... it's sort of interview style vignettes talking about where they were, what they were doing, and how they felt. And by telling those stories, you realize that a certain character is beginning to connect to all these different people that she hasn't connected to before."
Not only will Webster's work be seen by an audience, but it will also be seen by Broadway producers that could possibly decide to fund his show in a bigger venue, which could make his dreams come true.
Kingdom Come will be shown at the end of March. Tickets for the show go on sale early February.