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Raleigh’s Brand-New Sonorous Road Productions Debuts with Amy Herzog’s 2011 Drama Belleville

The Triangle is an active arena for the arts with plays, films, musical productions, gallery openings, dance, and literary events scheduled every night of the week. Each event usually boasts a healthy audience of arts aficionados who attend, discuss, and appreciate both the Broadway-caliber shows as well as the local talent. When a new venue… Read More ›

Amy Herzog’s 2012 OBIE Winner Shows Us That a Journey of “4000 Miles” Begins with a Single Step

Last Saturday’s opening-night performance of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog began with Joseph Haj’s address to the audience. His voice choking with emotion, he told us that this would be his “last opening night” as producing artistic director of PlayMakers Rep. It was fitting that he spoke of the PRC… Read More ›

“4000 Miles” Takes Viewers on an Emotional Journey

From the first few lines of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, onstage now at Playmakers Repertory Company and directed by Desdemona Chiang, it’s evident that this is a play with real characters, the kind that are so gritty and raw they practically ooze off the stage. The humorous banter between young Leo (Schuyler Scott Mastain) and… Read More ›

Dee Maaske (left) and Schuyler Scott Mastain play 91-year-old Vera Joseph and her 21-year-old grandson, Leo Joseph-Connell, in PlayMakers Rep’s current production of "4000 Miles" (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” Is Sweet and Light Fare, Perfect for Spring at PlayMakers Rep

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s producing artistic director Joseph Haj deserves high praise for his successful nine years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s professional-theater-in-residence, and his farewell speech last Saturday night brought a standing ovation prior to the show. Congratulations to him on his new position at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. He’ll… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "4000 Miles," starring Schuyler Scott Mastain as Leo, on April 1-5, 7-12, and 14-19 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill

Grandson and Grandmother Find Common Ground in Amy Herzog’s 2012 OBIE Winner “4000 Miles”

When tragedy forces them to share her West Village apartment for a month, a prickly 91-year-old grandmother and her grieving 21-year-old grandson initially irritate and befuddle one another, but ultimately find common ground and bridge their 21st century version of the Generation Gap, in Amy Herzog’s hilarious and heartwarming 2011 Off-Broadway dramatic comedy 4000 Miles,… Read More ›