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4000 Miles

4000 Miles
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Amy Herzog
Publisher: Samuel French (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 72
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 0573700370
ISBN-13: 9780573700378
Cast Size: 3 female, 1 male

About the Play:

4000 Miles has become a favourite of acting teachers for Female/Male scene-study showcases.

4000 Miles is a full-length dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog. The Off-Broadway hit about a 21-year-old who shows up without invitation at his feisty 91-year-old grandmother's West Village apartment. What begins as an overnight visit turns into a weeks-long stay as the two unlikely roommates ultimately reach each other and carefully learn how to love each other.

4000 Miles is an inter-generational comedy about finding peace, love and understanding. 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 carefully learn how to love each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humour and insight, Amy Herzog has crafted a quiet rumination on mortality populated with beautifully drawn characters you'll fall in love with.

4000 Miles premiered in 2011 Off-Broadway by Lincoln Center's emerging-artist arm, LCT3, subsequently winning the 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play, and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Time Magazine called 4000 Miles, "the best play of the season – hands down."

Cast: 3 female, 1 male

What people say:

"Plays as truthful and touching and fine as Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles come along once or maybe twice a season, if we're lucky… This is the rare theatrical production that achieves perfection on its own terms." — New York Times

"This well-observed gem deserves to be a hit." — The New York Post

"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 News

About the Playwright:

Amy Herzog is an American playwright. One of the fastest rising stars in the American theatre, her streak of success since emerging on the theatre scene from the Yale School of Drama is unparalleled. 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 Award, the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award.

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