4000 Miles written by Amy Herzog (2012) Directed by Donald B. Bartalo
BART Productions Presents: 4000 Miles
Written by Amy Herzog (2012)
Directed by Donald B. Bartalo
When 21 year-old Leo suffers a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, he seeks solace from his feisty 81 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other.
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4000 Miles is a funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama that looks at how both love and irritability are woven into the healing process of rebuilding lost relationships. A sensitive play filled with small, vivid, and often humorous moments between a grandmother and her grandson. Best suited for young adults and up.
Spencer Christiano, Denise Bartalo, Melyssa Hall, and Shannon Hayes
About the playwright:
Amy Herzog had been heralded by the New York Times as one of the brightest new talents in the theater. Herzog’s 4000 Miles has received nominations for, among others:
Finalist! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Finalist for the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Winner! 2012 Obie Award, Best New Play
Winner 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award
Winner! Time Magazine‘s #1 Play or Musical of 2012
Herzog used her grandmother’s words, habits and history to fashion the character of Vera Joseph. 4000 Miles looks at how two “outsiders” find their way in today’s world.
About the director:
Donald B. Bartalo (Bart) has been involved in community theatre since John F. Kennedy was president. He recently directed: GRRC’s Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa (March, 2015) and Agnes of God (May, 2014); Flower City Repertory Company’s You Are Where, historical fiction theatre for the 2014 Fringe Festival. Live Drawing has been selected for the 2015 Fringe Festival in September.
Bart’s most recent stage credits include: Penfield Player’s The Best Man, JCC’s Honeymoon Motel, Flower City Repertory Company’s The Duck Variations, RCP’s Is Life Worth Living?, John Borek Presents’ 12 Angry Men, and Out-of-Pocket Production’s Buried Child.
He is on the Arts and Cultural Council of Rochester, an Artist in Residence at MuCCC, a member of the Penfield Player’s Board, and a founding member of the Genesee Ensemble Theatre (GET) in Dansville, NY. 4000 Miles is the first BART Production.