"It's the middle of the night when 21-year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera lives. She's an old Communist who lives alone, he's a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo's old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old. Peopled with nuanced, beautifully-drawn characters, Amy Herzog's award-winning play has established her as a remarkable new talent. 4000 Miles was the recipient of two 2012 Obie Awards, including Best New American Play. It had its 2011 world premiere at New York's Lincoln Center Theater."
"Amy Herzog's plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Playwrights Horizons; John Gassner Award Nomination; Lilly Award), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center), Belleville (Yale Repertory Theatre; New York Theatre Workshop) and The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons). She has received commissions from the Yale Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. Amy is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award and the Helen Merrill Award; she is an alumna of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Play Group at Ars Nova and the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr and Yale, and received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama."
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