IN CURRENT PRODUCTION
October 18 & 19, 7:30 pm
Island Theatre at the Library presents:
4000 Miles by Amy Herzog
Directed by Fred Saas
Bainbridge Public Library FREE (donations welcome)
Aimless youth and aimless old age meet in Amy Herzog's funny, moving play 4000 Miles, which will be performed by Island Theatre in a staged playreading at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7:30 p.m. on October 18 and 19. Directed by Fred Saas, the play features Pat Scott and Austin Bennett.
After suffering a major loss while 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. The 90-minute dramatic comedy looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.
Vera is an old world Leftie. Her grandson, Leo is a new age Hippie. After a cross-country trip, Leo turns up at Vera’s in New York with a backpack, a bike and no money. She agrees to let him spend the night; a few weeks later, he’s still there. Leo is at a bad place with his parents, his girlfriend wants to break up, and something terrible happened on his trip. As Vera listens (when her hearing aid is turned on), we listen—with compassion. This odd couple will grab your heart and not let go. They are, as The New York Times says, “Altogether wonderful.”