Leah Karpel, Zouanne LeRoy, Teresa Avia Lim and Micah Stock Will Travel 4000 Miles at Long Wharf Theatre
14 Feb 2014
Casting has been announced for the Long Wharf Theatre's upcoming production of Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles, which will begin performances Feb. 19 prior to an official opening Feb. 26 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre.
Directed by associate artistic director Eric Ting, performances will continue through March 16.
The cast comprises Leah Karpel (Bec), Zouanne LeRoy (Vera Joseph), Teresa Avia Lim (Amanda/Lily) and Micah Stock (Leo Joseph-Connell).
"Twenty-one-year-old Leo is lost," according to press notes. "He has just biked 4,000 miles from Seattle looking for life’s answers and is now holed up in a Greenwich Village apartment living with his ninety-one-year-old grandmother, Vera. To his surprise, this is just what he needs as his feisty left-wing Grandma offers him a new perspective on the world. These unlikely roommates bicker and infuriate each other, but never lose their unquestioning love as they discover new ways to learn and grow together."
The creative team includes Frank J. Alberino (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Matt Frey (lights), Matt Tierney (sound) and Kathy Snyder (stage manager).
“4000 Miles is a very honest look at the unsteady relationship between a grandmother and a grandson who are worlds apart generationally. I think our audiences will recognize themselves and laugh a lot. They’ll be completely engaged in this relationship,” said artistic director Gordon Edelstein in a statement.
For more information about Long Wharf Theatre, visit www.longwharf.org or call (203) 787-4282.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.