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4000 Miles

“A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. . . A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way onstage.”
- The New York Times

"Herzog unravels the details slowly, with uncommon narrative skill....Everything about 4000 Miles seems fresh, particularized, plausible....4000 Miles is the family drama that really sticks with you, easily the best play of the season." —Time Magazine

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.

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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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