4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

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  • Location: Coolum Civic Centre, Park St Coolum, Coolum Beach 4573 Queensland

21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera.  Having broken up with his girlfriend and cycled across the country, he needs a place to crash for the night, no questions asked. But Vera – prickly, stubborn and sharp as a tack – isn’t about to let him off that easily.  

As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths a surprising commonality between these two generations in this emotionally compelling drama. With disarming frankness and surprising candour, the two negotiate social potholes and trace emotional fault lines that link them to a painful family history. 

From one of America’s brightest playwrights, this compassionate and unsentimental play explores the funny, frustrating, and ultimately life-changing relationship between a grandson learning to face his life, and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.

This dramatic comedy written by Amy Herzog was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama

“Really, really lovely performances... Beautifully directed by Anthony Skuse.”Deborah Jones, The Australian

"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, like, really weirded out by your grandparents, go and see this play. If you simply love theatre, go and see this play."  John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

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4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Sat 23 April 2016

Coolum Civic Centre
Tickets: SCvip $32 / Adults $38 / Concession and Groups 8+ $34 / Under 26yrs $29 (After 1st Feb 2016)
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