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Herzog said in a telephone interview from her home in Brooklyn, referring to the woman who inspired Vera. She was fiercely independent. Herzog acknowledged. Even the script notes that it has probably not been redecorated since the s. LeRoy whose first name is pronounced zo-AHN has no worries, she said, about the character taking on any cutesiness in her hands.

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Herzog said in a telephone interview from her home in Brooklyn, referring to the woman who inspired Vera. She was fiercely independent. Herzog acknowledged. Even the script notes that it has probably not been redecorated since the s. LeRoy whose first name is pronounced zo-AHN has no worries, she said, about the character taking on any cutesiness in her hands.

Or sometimes on whether her hearing aid is switched on. When Ms. His New York girlfriend Leah Karpel does not want to see him. His mother, back in Minnesota, is upset with him. And he does finally tell Vera the full story in a moving scene whose somber mood is immediately lifted by a revelation so distressing that it is funny.

The purest comedy scene involves Amanda Teresa Avia Lim , a loquacious young woman Leo has brought home in hopes of a sexual encounter. Why such a strong reaction? Leo, she says, was based on a free-spirited male cousin. The grandmother who inspired Vera died last April at 96 but was politically active in her final years, Ms. Herzog said, handing out leaflets for a peace organization in Union Square and going to meetings about the impending shutdown of St. Herzog recalled.

She was trying to understand what everybody else thought was so interesting.

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Theater Review: ‘4000 miles’ takes a dramatic journey across the generations

Shelves: cultural-political , theatre-direction , plays , drama , comedy , This is a wonderful heart-warming play about a relationship across two generations. Leo 21 drops in his grandmother Vera 91 in her New York apartment after a bike trip across country. I am the director of a Professional Actor Training This is a wonderful heart-warming play about a relationship across two generations. I am the director of a Professional Actor Training Program and at the end of two years each of our students performs in a play in a role in which they might be cast as professionals. This one has everything. One young man, two young women, one older woman and one set, and most important, an excellent text.

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4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Yet the play, which is receiving an attentive production at South Coast Repertory under the direction of David Emmes, travels further than a good deal of recent work of far more epic scope. Her characters have a tendency to speak before they edit. Herzog artfully arranges these seemingly spontaneous moments into a meaningful dramatic journey. The playwright embodies her vision in her story. Her platform if you can call an ironically alert humanism a platform inheres in the deepening interaction of her characters.

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