Mop*Head and Catnip Productions present 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog as a part of the atyp Under The Wharf season, directed by award winning Director, Anthony Skuse.
Vera is a vibrantly dimensional 91-year-old – prickly, stubborn and mentally acute. Leo is her 21-year-old grandson who shows up in the middle of the night at her Greenwich Village apartment.
He’s just biked cross-country from Washington to New York. Along the way, something happened that he can’t stand to talk about and has him evading all responsibility.
Bridging gulfs of space and time, Vera and Leo connect over several days, negotiating romantic potholes with an estranged girlfriend and an art student he picks up at a bar. The generation gap provides much humour and insight.
Amy Herzog digs deeply and humanely into her characters’ psyche, tracing the emotional fault lines that link them to a painful family history.
Perfection! Plays as truthful and touching and fine as Herzog’s come along once or maybe twice a season, if we’re lucky. – The New York Times
atyp Studio 1 – Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW
Season: 2 – 18 May 2013
For more information, visit: www.atyp.com.au for details.