After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo shows up at his Grandmother Vera's West Village apartment. And that's when the real journey begins. Arriving with a bike, no money and nowhere to go, he's just looking for a place to stay and a little help from the feisty 91 year-old lefty. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder each other. Ultimately they discover the fragile connection they share between growing up and growing old. Named by Time Magazine as the best play of the year, this compelling new work was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
"A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama..."
- The New York Times
Leo Joseph-Connell - AARON C. RUTHERFORD
Vera Joseph - ALLISON L. CROCKETT +
Bec - RENEE BEAUDOIN *
Amanda - SHUYUAN WANG *
Assistant Stage Manager - RENEE BEAUDOIN
Light Board Operator - GARI VOSS
Sound Board Operator - GEOFF LAHAIE
Dresser - JACKI STAHR
Props/Floor Crew - ANNA LAHAIE +, CHELLIE TAPLIN
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director - D. TERRY WILLIAMS
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting & Sound Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK
Technical Director - PHILLIP MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - JEANNE LAHAIE
Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 14th at 7:30pm
Friday, April 15th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, April 16th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 17th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30pm
4000 Miles deals with death, the complexities of modern relationships and contains profanity used to show generations gently colliding. This Pulitzer Prize finalist is a loving and absorbing look at youth and aging, ideals and deflating realities, death and grief and is recommended for upper high school students who are prepared for the emotional nature of the play.
Please Be Advised
The approximate run time for this production is 1 hour, 40 minutes. There is no intermission.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Fred Western