Picture this: an old-world grandmother, new-age grandson and a tiny New York apartment – what could possibly go wrong? Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Time Magazine’s number one Play or Musical of 2012, 4000 Miles rolls into Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre, February 12 – March 1, 2015! Dynamic writer Amy Herzog uses her own feisty grandmother’s experiences and stories to shape the character of elderly Vera in this altogether sensitive and comical story. Audiences are invited to take a trip to New York City’s Greenwich Village and experience the implausible, yet beautiful relationship of two characters, as they embark on a journey to find their place in today’s world.
“4000 Miles is a rich, satisfying play filled with humorous moments in an unlikely setting,” says Aurora Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. “Vera and Leo’s bond is deeply touching and serves as a reminder to all of us that we need to stop and take time to cherish life’s little moments.”
When Leo, the 21- year-old, free- spirited grandson, endures the heart wrenching loss of his best friend, while on a cross-country bike trip, he finds himself feeling empty and alone. While problems with his parents and girlfriend keep multiplying, he realizes he has nowhere to turn but to his lively 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, for support and a place to temporarily bunk. Throughout the course of their newfound roommate situation, the two irritate, baffle and ultimately find themselves vastly more similar than either expected.
Under the direction of the talented Alexander Greenfield the innovative team of Jason Sherwood (set), April Brown (costumes), Tara O’Neill (lights), Heather Schroeder (props) and Daniel Pope (sound) take audiences into the heart of the hustle and bustle of New York City. The cast is led by Suzi Award-winner and seven-time nominee Mary Lynn Owen as Vera. The cast also includes Barrett Doyle as Leo and Kelly Criss as Leo’s estranged girlfriend Bec. In the role of Amanda is Shelli Delgado, a recent graduate of the 2014 Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company.
Recommended for adults with a penchant for drama and comedy, 4000 Miles is presented February 12 – March 1, 2015. Tickets can be purchased for $20-$30 per person online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222.
Show times are as follows:
- Thursday – Saturday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.