April 9—May 5, 2019
By Amy Herzog
“…funny, moving, altogether wonderful. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way onstage.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Herzog’s….humor, honesty and narrative subtlety make this a rarity: a family play that avoids sentimentality or sitcom shtick” —TIME MAGAZINE
“Amy Herzog[‘s] fine, deeply affecting dual character study… Although 4000 Miles makes one think of a first-rate novella, it is solidly theatrical. 4000 Miles is the sort of rich, satisfying play you should take your grandmother to — especially if she’s as smart and fierce as Vera.” —TIME OUT NEW YORK
New York. The middle of the night. Vera, an irascible, politically active 90-year old is awakened by her grandson Leo, who has cycled from Seattle on a trip with his best friend.
In their month together, Vera and Leo bewilder each other, argue and connect as they discover the thin line between growing up and growing old.
A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Herzog’s 4000 Miles is populated with beautifully drawn characters you’ll fall in love with.
RUNNING TIME – 2 hours / including one 15-minute intermission
WHY I CHOSE THIS PLAY
Amy Herzog’s writing is so exquisite, and this story is so simple and true and affecting, I have wanted to program it for years. Funny and recognizable – it sneaks up on you, and before you know it – you don’t want to say goodbye to these people. —MS
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