Better Places to Go

ABOUT David-Matthew Barnes

David-Matthew Barnes
David-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of twelve novels and several collections of stage plays, poetry, short stories, and monologues. He has written over forty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eight countries. His literary work has been featured in over o More...



A horrendous storm looms over a rundown truck stop diner in Grand Island, Nebraska, bringing together ten people who start to reveal damaging secrets as the night goes on. This critically-acclaimed stage play features roles for 7 women and 3 men. The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance awarded the world premiere with two awards: Best Original Script and Best Original Production. The play received a New York premiere at the Creative Place Theatre.

"The general theme of Better Places to Go is being stuck--whether physically, mentally or emotionally. There are mounds of angst, animosity and anger served up in this diner...the characters and their lives are compelling, some acting moments memorable and the dialogue sharp."
The Sacramento News and Review

"...a colorful cast of characters that would make any soap opera proud..." 
Outword Magazine