4000 Miles

By Amy Herzog

Directed By Alana Byington

April 28, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Morrison Theatre

A cross-country bike trip from the Pacific NW brings 21-year-old Leo, unannounced, to his 91-year-old grandmother’s West Village apartment. Trapped in inertia and trying to escape his past, the young man’s world views are rattled by his grandmother’s recollections of her radical, bohemian past. Ideological sparks fly in this subtle, comedic drama as the two discover where their worlds intertwine. 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. TIME Magazine’s #1 Play of 2012.

  • Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Rodolfo Ortega
  • Portland Premiere

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 1 hour & 45 minutes. There is NO intermission.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For adults and older teens.

Cast and Production Team


Joshua J. Weinstein +^

Leo Joseph-Connell

Vana O'Brien +^

Vera Joseph

Carolyn Marie Monroe ±


Danielle Ma ±



Alana Byington


Amy Herzog



Scenic Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Costume Designer: Russel Terwelp

Lighting Designer: Carl Faber #

Composer/Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega #^

Props Designer: Natalie Rae Heikkinen

Assistant Director: Rebecca James Ridenour

Production Assistant: Emma Wykes Ruhlig

Assistant Scenic Designer: Sarah Kindler

Assistant Costume Manager: Sara Ludeman

Board Op: Jason Coffey

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




“Funny and Poignant, Just Like Life.”


“In ‘4000 Miles’ beautifully drawn characters meet the right actors.”

Barry Johnson, ArtsWatch

“O'Brien's transformation is mesmerizing: The shaky hands; the small, scooting steps; the struggle for words and the sharp tongue when she finds them.”

Lee Williams, Special to The Oregonian/OregonLive

“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

“No one currently writing for the theater has a sharper grasp of character, or more sheer storytelling technique.”

TIME Magazine

“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.”

TIME Magazine

“What a touching and personal play.”

“I got so caught up in the ease and sweetness of the story.”

“It really got to the heart of human connections.”

“What a sweet, delicate story. Really wonderful acting by Vana and the rest!”

“A thought-provoking, hopeful play.”

Some reactions from our audience



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