4000 Miles
Critical Stages presents
4000 Miles

11 Feb 2016 to 13 Feb 2016

A Critical Stages, Mophead and Catnip Production

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera. Having broken up with his girlfriend and cycled across the country, he needs a place to crash for the night, no questions asked. But Vera – prickly, stubborn and sharp as a tack – isn’t about to let him off that easily.

As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths a surprising parallel between these two generations in this emotionally compelling drama. With disarming frankness and surprising candour, the two negotiate social potholes and trace emotional fault lines that link them to a painful family history.

From one of America’s brightest playwrights, this compassionate and unsentimental play explores the funny, frustrating, and ultimately life-changing relationship between a grandson learning to face his life, and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.

Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play

Named Time Magazine ‘s #1 Play or Musical of 2012

Director: Anthony Skuse Set Design & Costume Design: Hugh O’Connor Lighting Design: Sara Swersky Composer/Sound Design: Marty Jamieson Cast: Ailleen Huynh, Diana McLean, Stephen Multari and Eloise Snape.

Audience Advice: Occasional coarse language, recommended 14+



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