Shakespeare & Co. Presents “4,000 Miles” [Berkshire on Stage]
Shakespeare & Company opens its 40th anniversary season with 4,000 Miles written by Amy Herzog, and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. This Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play explores growing up, growing old and the moments in between. The acclaimed comic drama opens at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre today (Thursday, May 25) and runs through Sunday, July 16.
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. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other.
4,000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world. The Associated Press said, “In 4,000 Miles, a warm-hearted new play by Amy Herzog, both love and irritability are woven into an illumination of the healing process after the loss of a loved one. The sensitive play [is] filled with small, revelatory and often humorous moments between a grandmother and her grandson.”