Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Single set - an apartment in Greenwich Village, NYC.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Monologues, Scene work
Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking
Aging, Current Events, Death, Parenting/Family, Politics,
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Pulitzer, Obie, From Off-Broadway,
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 #1 Play or Musical of 2012
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.
"A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life's small moments can pay off in a big way onstage." - The New York Times
"This well-observed gem deserves to be a hit." - The New York Post
"Herzog’s....humor, honesty and narrative subtlety make this a rarity: a family play that avoids sentimentality or sitcom shtick" - Time Magazine
"In 4000 Miles a warm-hearted new play by Amy Herzog, both love and irritability are woven into an illumination of the healing process after the loss of a loved one. The sensitive play [is] filled with small, revelatory and often humorous moments between a grandmother and her grandson." - Associated Press
"Amy Herzog's appealing new play, unfolds with the unassuming ease of conversations overheard, among people with complicated relationships." - Bloomberg
"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
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.