I am the director of a Professional Actor Training Prog. Leo, a lanky young man, has just arrived at his grandmother Vera’s apartment in New York City after a long bike trip. Wonderful writing. Create a Theme. Leo is a self proclaimed freeman a.k.a a hipster who cannot be tamed. There are some nice moments and believable dialogue. Once again Herzog writes brilliant and nuanced dialogue, and ties up just enough pieces of the story to be satisfactory but still open to interpretation. Nothing fancy or complicated: just complex characters and small moments told well. Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Get Tickets. 0. SO GOOD. Amy and Annie Baker are my favorite contemporary playwrights. You may also like. 4000 Miles is a play written by Amy Herzog. He did not attend his funeral and the relationship with everyone including his girlfriend is strained. As the play progresses we learn that Vera is confronting old age with denial, She has an hearing aid and constantly refers to her memory loss as disgusting. Leo is a cyclist and has been doing a cross country trip from Seattle, He unexpectedly shows up at his grandmothers apartment in New York City. In this play we follow Leo, and his grandmother Vera. Grief explored with beautiful precision through the nuances of dialogue between a grandmother and her grandson — folded with humor, crafted in simple exchanges and enough space between lines to allow the story to live, this play is a must read and I feel even more unfortunate than I already did not to be able to see it performed in London this April. I'm also a sucker for old lady roles; I just have a long time until I can play them. The phone rings, startling. Leo is a cyclist and has been doing a cross country trip from Seattle, He unexpectedly shows up at his grandmothers apartment in New York City. This is a wonderful heart-warming play about a relationship across two generations. Make the most of your visit. 4000 Miles treats their remembered life events with humor and compassion. I can't really put my finger on what I really thought of this play...I loved the characters and the antithesis of the leads. As somebody mentioned before, it is a great acting vehicle. View More. Bec. I wouldn't expect any less from Amy Herzog. Once again Herzog writes brilliant and nuanced dialogue, and ties up just enough pieces of the story to be satisfactory but still open to interpretation. Just found it again recently and gave it a read. No themes found. Traductions en contexte de "4,000 miles" en anglais-français avec Reverso Context : Eventually, over 4,000 miles from its source, it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. september of a recent year-- maybe 2007. a rent-controlled apartment in new york city’s greenwich village that has not been redecorated since 1968. lots of books. Even though it is primarily about this one relationship between grandson and grandmother, or at least that is the focal point, a picture is slowly painted through the play of all the people around them and their wider relationships, their histories, so much information subtly and carefully layered in. A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles is a compassionate, intimate, and frequently funny play that examines the love of the family we can choose, the family we can’t, and the healing power of trust. Couple of surprise moments kept me on my toes. View More. View More. Thursday April 30 2020, 12.00am, The Times. Jane Flanagan. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lately, my boyfriend has taken to including these people into the "hipster movement", but...when you're from Northern Idaho, where the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful, then that's just expected. I think 4000 Miles is a great acting vehicle. I love the way they write. Interesting. For a story so short, it covers a lot of emotion and crafts well defined characters no matter how small they are. 0. Together they sort through their relationship and each other's live. Trying to ensure … A story of family and friendship anchored by the vastly opposite perspectives of its main characters — a young man at the beginning of his life and an old woman nearing the end of her own. A Christmas Carol 2020 archive. Add Your Theme. While Leo seeks solace in his grandmother, Vera finds companionship in another person for the first time since the loss of her husband, Joe. There are many unanswered questions, or, more accurately, questions the audience is left to answer for itself. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of... 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. SYLVIA – COMING SOON. After reading previous plays I've tended to just stare at the ceiling for a while to process it, and normally that means me struggling with myself to not let what I've just read take over my life because it was so good. 4000 miles equal 6437.376 kilometers (4000mi = 6437.376km). I often get bored with reading the modern realistic/dramatic/comedic style that is so pervasive in the scene, but Herzog does it right. As the play progresses we learn that Vera is confronting old age with denial, She has an hearing aid and constantly refers to her memory loss as disgusting. At first, Leo thinks he’s settled on the perfect haven at the end of his journey, but when Vera mentions his mother, Jane, Leo begins to pack up and go, kindly informing Vera that “Jane and I are at a juncture where more talking is not better than less talking.” Vera, promising to keep her mouth shut, convinces Leo to stay the night, have some food, and take a shower. Booking Tickets. Bec has decided to grow up and Leo tries to reclaim her to their old lifestyle. Lovely look at a guy who fights growing up, living with his grandmother. Vera Joseph. Leo is a self proclaimed freeman a.k.a a hi. Lates. This is a wonderful heart-warming play about a relationship across two generations. Flying 4,000 miles in a week is easy in cloud cuckoo land. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Join in. I ordered this play because of it's casting; three women and one man. Their stories are so simple, yet so deep.