August 23 – September 4
4000 Miles
by AMY HERZOG
directed  by DAVID KENNEDY
Running Time: ~ 100 minutes

A journey worth taking.

After completing a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo makes an unplanned visit to his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera in her rent-controlled Greenwich Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately find each other. Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

4000 Miles Bike Giveaway!

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Every ticket to 4000 MILES enters you to win a Cannondale Adventure 1 bike or a bike jersey and water bottle! Click here to see the bike and rules!

MEET THE CAST

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what critics are saying about the show

Westport Country Playhouse has had a stunning season so far, and that terrific work continues with Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer finalist, ‘4000 Miles.’"

Brooks Appelbaum
Connecticut Critics Circle Member

…thought-provoking ... perfect casting… another Playhouse hit, in a summer of them."

Dan Woog
06880danwoog.com

In a word, the play is stunning… a ‘must-see.’"

Luxury Experience

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Watch the sizzle reel!

Official trailer for 4000 Miles

Cast shares memories of their grandparents

When did you learn to ride a bike?

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

   

FROM THE REHEARSAL ROOM

   

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4000 Miles is a play for anyone who’s ever felt stuck. Anyone who’s been lonely, even for a time. Anyone who has despaired, or wished to reach out and connect with someone, but struggled to do so. Anyone who’s been old and anyone who’s been young. It is a profoundly complex and compassionate look at two somewhat lost people and the moments in which they find each other, even across the enormity of a multi-generational divide. And it may be one of the wisest plays I’ve encountered in a long time.

David Kennedy
Director

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MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

playwright
director
SCENIC DESIGNER
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Costume Designer
Fitz Patton
SOUND DESIGN
INTIMACY COACH
PROPS SUPERVISOR
Dana Tanner-Kennedy
Dramaturg
Claire Burke, CSA
Casting
Shane Schnetzler
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
Gwen Sewell
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Lauren Lambert
production assistant

“…an intergenerational Odd Couple — with laughs aplenty, and space for a few tears too…”

TIME MAGAZINE

“Altogether wonderful drama…”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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MORE INSIGHTS. MORE FUN.

Get more from your experience at the Playhouse by joining us for one of our pre- or post-show events!

Taste of Tuesday

Tue, Aug 23 at 6PM

A fun reception pairing wine + food from one of our restaurant partners. Available only as part of a season ticket package (no longer available)
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LGBT NIGHT OUT

Thu, Aug 25 at 7PM

A fun, pre-show cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends. Package no longer available. Call box office for single tickets.
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POST-PLAY DIALOGUE

Thu, Aug 25, post-show

Liam Lonegan hosts Yolande Ford, LPC in a post-show discussion with audience members. Free and open to all.
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OPENING NIGHT

Sat, Aug 27, post-show

Celebrate the opening of each production along with the cast, crew, and creative team. Free with ticket to the show.
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SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM

Sun, Aug 28, post-show

Special guests Mia Dillon and Clay Singer take the stage for a conversation about the themes of the play with Assistant Artistic Director, Liam Lonegan. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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BACKSTAGE PASS

Wed, Aug 31 matinee, post-show

Learn how the Playhouse technical staff brought each show to the stage. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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OPEN CAPTIONS

Sun, Sep 4 matinee

Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can enjoy the performance while watching an easy-to-read digital screen with the actors’ dialogue.
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Making theater open to all.

The Playhouse offers a variety of accessible ticket pricing options, including pay-what-you-will performances, first responder discounts, free tickets for Indigenous peoples, and more.

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“It’s a small story about a big idea: the power of compassion to heal, and by the time the play has concluded, your own capacity for empathy has been stirred, and perhaps even enriched.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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This production of 4000 Miles is sponsored by Eunice & David Bigelow Foundation.

Media Sponsorship for the 2022 season is generously provided by Moffly Media and  WSHU Public Radio.

In-kind Corporate Sponsorship provided by Cycleology Bike and Ski.

 

COVID PROTOCOLS

To attend all in-person performances to 4000 Miles, all audience members wear a mask at all times while inside. Please review our full safety protocols here.

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August 23 – September 4
4000 Miles
by AMY HERZOG
directed  by DAVID KENNEDY
Running Time: ~ 100 minutes
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