New York. The middle of the night. Vera, an irascible, politically active 90-year old is awakened by her grandson, Leo, who has cycled from Seattle on a trip with his best friend.
In their month together, Vera and Leo bewilder each other, argue and connect as they discover the thin line between growing up and growing old.
“If your heart is sick or just needs warming, go and see this play. If you are a baby-boomer who doesn’t understand your grandchildren or are from Gen Y and are, like, really weirded out by your grandparents, go and see this play. If you simply love theatre, go and see this play.” Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about growing up and growing old. Directed by Anita Rochon, 4000 Miles stars Brenda Robins (as Vera), Nathan Howe (as Leo), Julie Leung (as Amanda) and Lucy McNulty (as Bec).
“…funny, moving, altogether wonderful. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way onstage.” New York Times
"Herzog unravels the details slowly, with uncommon narrative skill.... Everything about 4000 Miles seems fresh, particularized, plausible....the family drama that really sticks with you, easily the best play of the season." TIME Magazine
Actors Brenda Robins and Nathan Howe are returning to the Belfry. They were last seen in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Salt Baby, respectively. Julie Leung and Lucy McNulty are making their Belfry debuts.
Anita Rochon - Director
Peter Hartwell - Set & Costume Designer
Wendy Lundgren - Lighting Designer
Steven Charles - Sound Designer
Christopher Sibbald - Stage Manager
Emily Mewett - Assistant Stage Manager
Shanae Sodhi - Assistant Director
Aidan Dunsmuir - Assistant Sound Designer
April 9—May 5, 2019