A.C.T. announces two "Bike to the Theater" nights in conjunction with Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles"
Valet bicycle parking offered on January 17 and January 24
SAN FRANCISCO (January 3, 2013)—American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), in partnership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC),
is providing a greener alternative to theater transportation. For two
performances of the West Coast premiere of 4000
Miles—Thursday, January 17, and
Thursday, January 24—A.C.T. will host Bike to the Theater Night,
during which the SFBC will offer free valet bike parking for all patrons who
cycle to the theater. Patrons who bike to the theater will receive a special
discount on tickets that evening ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, or $10 Balcony
using code TRAVEL10 (online or by phone).
Valet bike parking is available one hour prior to showtime. Bicycles
will be attended throughout the evening. Patrons are asked to bring their own
locks. For information about the SFBC, visit www.sfbike.org.
To purchase tickets, visit www.act-sf.org or call 415.749.2228.
Directed by A.C.T.
Associate Director Mark Rucker and
recently named “#1 Play of 2012” by TIME
Magazine, 4000 Miles tells the story of 21-year-old Leo, who 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 estranged 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. The play 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. It will
17–February 10, 2013, at A.C.T.’s
Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased
online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228.
A.C.T.’s production of 4000 Miles will feature screen, television, and stage veteran Susan Blommaert (The Good Wife, Boardwalk
Empire, Doubt, 4000 Miles at Lincoln Center Theater) in
the coveted role of Vera. She is joined by newcomer Reggie Gowland (4000 Miles at
Lincoln Center Theater) as Leo. The production also features Julia Lawler (4000 Miles at Lincoln Center Theater) as Bec and Camille Mana (world premiere of Jesse
Eisenberg’s Asuncion, starring
Eisenberg and Justin Bertha) as Amanda.
The creative team for 4000 Miles includes scenic designer Erik Flatmo (Higher and Scapin at
A.C.T.), costume designer Alex Jaeger (Maple and Vine and Once in a Lifetime at A.C.T.; Looped
at Pasadena Playhouse); lighting designer Alexander V. Nichols (Endgame and Play at A.C.T.; Hugh Jackman
Back on Broadway and Wishful Drinking
on Broadway), and sound design by Will
McCandless (Higher at A.C.T.; Spunk and Blithe Spirit at California Shakespeare Theater).
A.C.T.’s production of 4000 Miles is
made possible by executive producers Barbara
and Gerson Bakar; Frannie Fleishhacker; Kathleen Scrutchfield; and Doug Tilden and Teresa Keller;
producers Bert Steinberg and Lucia
Brandon; and associate producers Dr.
and Mrs. Richard E. Geist and Dace
Rutland and Heidi Nichols. A.C.T. would like to acknowledge its 2012–13 company sponsors The Bernard Osher Foundation; 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 Livingston, The Shenson Foundation;
Burt and Deedee McMurtry; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock; Ms. Kathleen Scutchfield;
Mary and Steven Swig; Doug Tilden and Teresa Keller; and Jeff and Laurie Ubben.
A.C.T.’s 2012–13 season also features the
world premiere of George F. Walker’s audacious dark comedy Dead Metaphor (February
28–March 24), the world premiere music-theater event Stuck Elevator (April
4–28), the Bay Area premiere of The National Theatre of Scotland’s
internationally acclaimed production of Black Watch (May 9–June 9), and a
new production of Tom Stoppard’s ravishing masterwork Arcadia (May 16–June 9).
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