August 13 at 2:00 pm and August 14 at 7:30 pm at Studio 217, 217 S. Michigan, South Bend.
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.
This touching comedy is a cure for the end of the summer blues!! Directed by Angie Berkshire, the cast includes Mathhew Manley, Michelle Miller, Vi Nowak and Jean Plumhoff.
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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
Amy Herzog is the 2011 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
“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, Read More Here
“This well-observed gem deserves to be a hit.” – The New York Post, Read More Here
“Herzog’s….humor, honesty and narrative subtlety make this a rarity: a family play that avoids sentimentality or sitcom shtick” – Time Magazine, Read More Here
“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, Read More Here
“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, Read More Here