New comic drama by Amy Herzog takes the stage
September 26 – October 13 in Northwest Arkansas
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS— August 16, 2013—
TheatreSquared will stage the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist, 4,000 Miles September 26 through October 13, 2013 in downtown Fayetteville. This new script from New York-based playwright Amy Herzog will be directed at TheatreSquared by Shana Gold, who most recently directed the world premiere of Food and Fadwa at New York Theatre Workshop.
4,000 Miles, the Obie Award winner for Best New American Play in 2012, finds humor and warmth in the story of college dropout Leo, who has bicycled from California to New York and landed on the doorstop of his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera.
"4,000 Miles was justly one of the most critically acclaimed productions of the past New York season, winning accolades and awards across the board," said TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford. "In the vein of past audience favorites like Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet 4,000 Miles is at once humorous and touching, intimate and expansive. We're thrilled to bring this remarkable new comic drama to the stage at Northwest Arkansas's own professional theatre."
In 4,000 Miles, after a disastrous coast-to-coast bike ride, Leo arrives unannounced at his grandmother Vera's Greenwich Village apartment. Over a month’s time, these unlikely roommates find each other at turns infuriating and bewildering, but ultimately discover unexpected kinship in this humorous and critically acclaimed portrayal of two outsiders finding their way in today’s world.
The cast for 4,000 Miles includes Susan Greenhill as Vera, Michael Holding as Leo, Shannon Leigh Webber as Bec, and Missy Maramara as Amanda. The production team includes director Shana Gold, stage manager Joseph Fletcher, Scenic Designer Shawn Irish, lighting designer Michael J. Riha, costume designer Ruby Kemph, properties designer Genevieve Headrick, assistant stage managerEmily Bohannan, and technical director Josh Tillotson.
Tickets are on sale now at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, and can be reserved by calling (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org. Performances are scheduled Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30. Tickets range from $22 to $36. A limited number of $10 tickets are also available for patrons under the age of 30 through the theatre’s “30 Under 30” program.
TheatreSquared four-play subscriptions for the remainder of the 2013/14 Season are still available. Subscriptions begin at $84 for a four-play package, and may be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 571-2785 or visiting theatre2.org. Complementary benefits for all T2 subscribers include savings of up to 15% on each ticket, prime reserved seating, free unlimited exchanges, and same-day dining discounts at T2 hotel and restaurant partners.
TheatreSquared’s locally produced and nationally acclaimed productions reach 22,000 patrons each year. The company is Northwest Arkansas’s only year-round professional theatre, offering a unique audience experience in its intimate 175-seat theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios. In 2011, TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. For further information, contact TheatreSquared at (479) 445-6333 or visit theatre2.org.
Major funding for the TheatreSquared Season 8 is provided by The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.; by The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation; by Nick and Carolyn Cole; and by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Major marketing support for TheatreSquared Season 8 is provided by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Media sponsors include NWA Media, CitiScapes, KUAF, Mailco USA and The Fayetteville Flyer.