LCT3's production of 4000 Miles, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin, opened last night, June 20 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. 4000 Miles is the final of three productions during its 2010-2011 season.
4000 Miles features Greta Lee, Gabriel Ebert, Mary Louise Wilson and Zoe Winters, has sets by Lauren Helpern, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Ryan Rumery.
After losing his best friend while they were on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo (Ebert) seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother (Wilson) in her West Village apartment. 4000 Miles examines how these two outsiders find their way in today's world.
Playwright Amy Herzog also wrote After The Revolution, which just completed a run at Playwrights Horizons. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse and ACT in San Francisco.
Director Daniel Aukin was artistic director of Soho Repertory Theatre where his productions included Everything Will Be Different, Suitcase (which he also directed at the La Jolla Playhouse), Molly's Dream, and (sic) (for which he won an Obie Award). He has also directed at Playwrights Horizons, the New York Theatre Workshop, The Play Company, Guthrie Theater, and Minneapolis' The Children's Theatre Company.
All tickets to 4000 Miles are $20 and are available at the Duke on 42nd Street box office, by visiting Dukeon42.org or by calling 646-223-3010. For additional information on LCT3 please visit www.lct3.org.