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

Bridging the gap with empathy and compassion.

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace from 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.

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

“Altogether wonderful drama…”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Taste of Tuesday

Tue, Aug 23 at 6PM

A special reception pairing wine and food from one of our local restaurant partners. Available as a season ticket package.
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LGBT NIGHT OUT

Thu, Aug 25 at 7PM

A fun, pre-show cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends.
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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 take the stage for a conversation about the themes of the play. 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

COVID PROTOCOLS

To attend in-person performances, all audience members must present proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all times while inside. Please review our full safety protocols here.

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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.

 

 

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