American Conservatory Theater to Present the West Coast Premiere of Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles"
The critically acclaimed production will replace "A Streetcar Named Desire" for the 2012-13 season.
SAN FRANCISCO (September 13, 2012)— American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that Amy Herzog’s poignant comedy 4000
Miles will replace the
previously announced production of A
Streetcar Named Desire for the 2012–13 season. In this acclaimed comic drama, 21-year-old Leo unexpectedly
arrives on the doorstep of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera’s New York
apartment, dazed after a cross-country bike trip. Sparks fly as Vera’s
surprising political views collide with Leo’s carefree hippie lifestyle. When
Leo’s old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of
his journey, Leo and Vera discover the fragile line between growing up and
growing old. Called
a “funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama” (The New York Times)
and “one of the best, bravest plays of the season” (Time Out New
York), 4000 Miles was
the recipient of two OBIE Awards, including Best New American Play. 4000 Miles had its 2011 world premiere
at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, where it played to sold-out houses and
received staggering accolades from critics. Casting for A.C.T’s production
of 4000 Miles will be announced at a
later date. 4000 Miles will run January
17–February 10, 2013, at A.C.T.’s
Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Patrons who previously
purchased tickets to A Streetcar Named
Desire will receive the same seating location and performance date and time
for 4000 Miles. Tickets (starting at
$20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling
Says Perloff: “Due to a possible national tour
of the recent Broadway production of A
Streetcar Named Desire, we have learned that we will be unable to produce
the show this January. This was disappointing news for us all, as we had been
looking forward to bringing Bay Area audiences this classic American drama. We
are thrilled, though, to announce that we have been awarded the honor of producing the West Coast premiere of
Amy Herzog’s acclaimed new American play 4000
Miles. We can’t wait to bring our audiences this exciting new work
from a young playwright who has the potential to transform the American
2012–13 season also features the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition, A
Christmas Carol (November
30–December 24), the world premiere of George F. Walker’s audacious dark comedy
Metaphor (February 28–March 24), the world premiere music-theater event
Elevator (April 4–28), the Bay Area premiere of The National Theatre of Scotland’s
internationally acclaimed production of Black Watch (May 3–June 9), and a
new production of Tom Stoppard’s ravishing masterwork Arcadia (May 16–June 9).
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like to acknowledge its 2012–13 company sponsors Ms. Joan Danforth; Ray and Dagmar Dolby; Frannie Fleishhacker;
Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Marcia and John Goldman; Ambassador James C.
Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; Koret Foundation; Fred M. Levin and Nancy
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