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4000 Miles

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!

"Annette Miller Rocks at Shakespeare & Company." "Loaded with charm and insight..."
Ed Siegel, WBUR

A Wise and knowing 4000 Miles opens at Shakespeare & Company." —The Berkshire Eagle

"4000 Miles is a delight from start to finish —it is a funny, moving production with performances that are not to be missed." BroadwayWorld

"4000 Miles is charming, insightful, and moving...a perfect cast and design team." —ArtsFuse

"A master class in acting..." —Albany Times Union

When this play first came out in 2012, Time Magazine said "4000 Miles is the family drama that really sticks with you, easily the best play of the season."

John Shand wrote in his review in the Sydney Morning Herald: "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."

In this Obie Award-winning and beautifully crafted piece, Amy Herzog gives us Vera and Leo, a grandmother and grandson, locked in a moving and most amusing battle of wits. Life has dealt them a series of shocks, and yet, they and two intrepid young women continue to seek meaning through human contact in a touching and humorous portrait of the disenfranchised.

The acclaimed comic drama about growing up, growing old—and discovering the moments in between. Pulitzer Prize finalist and Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play.

Generously sponsored by Jerry and Honie Berko.

Photos & Videos

Emma Geer and Gregory Boover. Photo: Christopher Duggan

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Emma Geer and Annette Miller.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Annette Miller.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Annette Miller.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Annette Miller.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Zoë Laiz and Gregory Boover. Christopher Duggan

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Zoë Laiz.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Zoë Laiz.

Performance shot: Photo by Christopher Duggan. Left to Right Gregory Boover and Annette Miller

Video created by Patrick Toole

Artists

Gregory Boover

Gregory Boover

(Leo) Fifth season. S&Co: Scaramouch (The Emperor of the Moon), Feste/Fabian (Twelfth Night), Macduff/Duncan (Macbeth), Musician/Composer (An Iliad), Greg (SLaW), Polonius/Horatio (Hamlet), Nurse/Friar (Romeo & Juliet), Ensemble (The Tempest), Damis (Tartuffe). Off-Off B’way: Ernst (Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission). Looking Glass Theater. Greg has worked regionally with Berkshire Playwrights more(Leo) Fifth season. S&Co: Scaramouch (The Emperor of the Moon), Feste/Fabian (Twelfth Night), Macduff/Duncan (Macbeth), Musician/Composer (An Iliad), Greg (SLaW), Polonius/Horatio (Hamlet), Nurse/Friar (Romeo & Juliet), Ensemble (The Tempest), Damis (Tartuffe). Off-Off B’way: Ernst (Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission). Looking Glass Theater. Greg has worked regionally with Berkshire Playwrights Lab, WAM Theatre, Theatre at Monmouth, and Hampshire Shakespeare, and works in the education department at S&Co. Training: S&Co 2017 January Intensive; (BA) UMass Amherst; UKent, Canterbury. Greg is a proud member of AEA and you can find his artwork on Instagram @booverdoodles.

Emma Geer

Emma Geer

(Bec) First season. Off Broadway: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Up the Hill (The O’Neill). Film: In The Treetops (World premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015). Emma holds a BFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and lives in NYC. more(Bec) First season. Off Broadway: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Up the Hill (The O’Neill). Film: In The Treetops (World premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015). Emma holds a BFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and lives in NYC. Website: emma-geer.com

Zoë Laiz

Zoë Laiz

(Amanda) Sixth season. Zoë is a Berkshire native and a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She most recently appeared at Shakespeare &Company as Bellemante in Emperor of the Moon and Olivia/Antonia in Twelfth Night. Other S&Co credits include: Northeast Regional Tour of Macbeth (Witch/ Lady more(Amanda) Sixth season. Zoë is a Berkshire native and a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. She most recently appeared at Shakespeare &Company as Bellemante in Emperor of the Moon and Olivia/Antonia in Twelfth Night. Other S&Co credits include: Northeast Regional Tour of Macbeth (Witch/ Lady Macduff/ Lennox), Shakespeare & The Language That Shaped A World (Ensemble), Richard III (Young Elizabeth). WAM Theatre: The Oregon Trail (Jane), Water By The Spoonful (Orangutan). Stella Adler Studio: Top Girls (Angie), All’s Well That Ends Well (Lavatch). zoelaiz.com

Annette Miller

Annette Miller

(Vera) Twentieth season with S&Co. Bemedette in Sotto Voce (2016); Elliot Norton and Irne Award for best actress as Golda Meir (2003); Elliot Norton best actress nomination for Martha in Martha Mitchell Calling (2006). Florida Carbonell Award best actress nomination for Vi in August Osage County (2012). Now is Our more(Vera) Twentieth season with S&Co. Bemedette in Sotto Voce (2016); Elliot Norton and Irne Award for best actress as Golda Meir (2003); Elliot Norton best actress nomination for Martha in Martha Mitchell Calling (2006). Florida Carbonell Award best actress nomination for Vi in August Osage County (2012). Now is Our Time - the Pleasures and Perils of our Third Chapter, (Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center). Favorite roles: Maria Callas, Master Class; Duchess, Richard III; Marjorie Taub, The Allergist's Wife; Queen Elinor, King John; Maria, 12th Night; Ruth Steiner, Collected Stories (S&Co). Paula Strasberg, Nobody Dies on Friday; Lillian Hellman, Cake Walk U/S Elaine Stritch); Arkadina, The Seagull (American Rep. Co). B'Way: The Odd Couple Female Version.

Nicole Ricciardi

Nicole Ricciardi

(Director) Fifth season with S&Co: Director of The Taming in 2016; The How and the Why in 2015; Cassandra Speaks in 2012, and Richard II in 2013 (Assistant Director). Nicole is a New York City-based director, actress, and instructor, who has directed, assisted, and/or developed work at Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, more(Director) Fifth season with S&Co: Director of The Taming in 2016; The How and the Why in 2015; Cassandra Speaks in 2012, and Richard II in 2013 (Assistant Director). Nicole is a New York City-based director, actress, and instructor, who has directed, assisted, and/or developed work at Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, #serials at the Flea, Circle East Repertory, Two River Theater Company, Primary Stages, Bushwick Arts, the Nora Theater Company, Shadow Lawn Stage, Irish Repertory, New Century Theatre (Time Stands Still, July 2016), and with her own company, The Wild Court. She currently teaches for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Nicole received her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

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