4000 Miles (2011) OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
June 20, 2011
Closing:
July 9, 2011

Theater: Duke on 42nd Street / 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

After losing his best friend while they were on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo (to be played by Gabriel Ebert) seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother (Mary Louise Wilson) in her West Village apartment. 4000 Miles examines how these two outsiders find their way in today's world.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF 4000 Miles (2011)

    Young and Old, With No Particular Place to Go

    Charles Isherwood

    June 20, 2011: Death steals quietly into a Greenwich Village apartment, like morning sunlight gradually suffusing a darkened room, in “4000 Miles,” a funny, moving new play by Amy Herzog that opened on Monday night at the Duke on 42nd Street. Beneath the plain-wrap surface of this drama about a grandmother and grandson sharing a few weeks of casual cohabitation lies a quiet meditation on mortality. But it’s hardly a downer: Ms. Herzog’s altogether wonderful drama also illuminates how companionship can make life meaningful, moment by moment, in death’s discomforting shadow.

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF 4000 Miles (2011)

    4000 Miles

    Marilyn Stasio

    June 20, 2011: There's little to fault in helmer Aukin's whipsmart handling of Herzog's generational play about a 21-year-old college student who takes refuge in his 91-year-old grandmother's New York apartment after his best friend is killed on their cross-country bike ride. If anything, the classy production shrewdly disguises the fact that this is a dull play, constructed of disjointed scenes that say nothing and lead nowhere.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF 4000 Miles (2011)

    4000 Miles

    Erik Haagensen

    June 20, 2011: Amy Herzog's new play "4000 Miles" is a bit of a companion piece to "After the Revolution," her captivating political family drama produced at Playwrights Horizons last season, as both plays contain the character of Vera Joseph, a no-nonsense 91-year-old grandmother who's also a member of the Communist Party. Vera is as interesting here as she was in the earlier play, but the story surrounding her is considerably slighter. Herzog's talent still shines, but "4000 Miles" is more successful as character study than as a fully realized dramatic work.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF 4000 Miles (2011)

    4000 Miles

    Brian Scott Lipton

    June 21, 2011: In her heartfelt if not always involving new work, 4000 Miles, now being presented by LCT3 at the Duke on 42nd Street, playwright Amy Herzog once again amply demonstrates her gift for creating the sort of acutely detailed conversations and finely crafted characters that immediately ring true for audiences.

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  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF 4000 Miles (2011)

    4000 Miles

    Joe Dziemianowicz

    June 21, 2011: Points on a map provide "4,000 Miles" with a title, but this thoughtful small-scale play by Amy Herzog is really chasing after things that are unchartable.

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