4000 Miles

11/5/2014 - 11/15/2014
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Dietz Theatre Series
"4000 Miles" -- Nov. 5 to 15, 2014

Running Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays — Nov. 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays — Nov. 6 and 13 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Nov. 7 and 14 —  at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Nov. 8 and 15 — at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

A dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog
Directed by Fred Gloor

About the Play

4000 Miles is a funny and moving dramatic comedy about two outsiders finding their way in a complicated world.

Sponsored by Margaret J. Dietz

Leo is a 21-year-old who has spent several months biking across America. After beginning his epic cross-country trip in Seattle, he has arrived in New York City. In the middle of the night, he pays a surprise visit to the Greenwich Village apartment where his elderly grandmother, Vera, resides.

At some point during his epic journey across the country, Leo had stopped communicating with his family back home in Minnesota. His unanticipated appearance causes Vera to worry about her grandson’s emotional state. Tired and muddy from his ride — and smelling just like the outdoors in which he has been camping during his trip — Leo agrees to stay a while at Vera’s apartment but insists that she not tell his mother.

After enduring a terrible loss during his cycling trip across America, Leo struggles to come to terms with his past while grasping to write the next chapter of his life. Reaching across the generation gap, grandson and grandmother come together as two unlikely roommates — infuriating, bewildering and yet ultimately reaching out to each other.

► Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is not recommended for children.

About the Play’s Production History

4000 Miles first opened at The Duke Theater in New York City on June 20, 2011, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre/LTC3, as a Steinberg New Works Program production, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten, and Paige Evans, LCT3 Artistic Director. The director was Daniel Aukin. 4000 Miles moved to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York City, opening on April 2, 2012, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten. The director was Daniel Aukin.

Finalist! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 2012 Obie Award, Best New Play
Winner! 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award
Winner! Time Magazine's No. 1 Play or Musical of 2012

About the Playwright

AMY HERZOG’s plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center; Obie Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons) and Belleville (Yale Rep; New York Theatre Workshop; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Nomination). She is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and The New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. She is a usual suspect at New York Theatre Workshop  and an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group at Ars Nova, and the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr College and Yale University. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

(Source of this biographical sketch: SamuelFrench.com)

TICKET INFORMATION

$18
$16 for Weathervane subscribers

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

4000 Miles is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

NATE MILLER
Leo Joseph-Connell

HARRIET DEVETO
Vera Joseph

LAUREN FOWKES
Bec

KAT BI
Amanda

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

ED BUTCH
Stage Manager

ERIN KATZ FORD
Lighting Designer

APRIL DEMING
Properties Designer

ALLAN MICHELSON
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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