South Florida - GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of "4000 MILES" by Amy Herzog, starring Michael Focas, Wei-Yi Lin, Kate O'Phalen and Harriet Oser.
"Sometimes in life we have to finish a journey without those we start it with", be it a friend, a neighbor, a lover.. "4000 MILES" takes us on a journey with some of the best Actors Florida has to offer. Harriet Oser is our Florida Katharine Hepburn. Oser gives an outstanding performance as Vera Joseph, the grandmother that is much hipper than we realize, until we all sit down for a discussion of sex, death or what takes us on "4,000 Miles".
Directed by multi-Carbonell Award winning Joseph Adler. Adler keeps Florida on the map for "the fun in the sun arts destination" by offering a play that brings generations together. The brilliant cast includes Michael Focas ( Leo Joseph-Connell), Wei-Yi Lin (Amanda), Kate O'Phalen (Bec), Harriet Oser (Vera Joseph). Every cast member hits their mark, with realistic unique characters that come to life like a pop up book. Each one so different yet their relationships build the story of "4,000 Miles".
Obie Award winning playwright Amy Herzog keeps the exposition coming at you from four very different characters at bike race speed. A play about a friend's loss on "4,000 Miles" of bike trip shares real humanity.
"After suffering the loss of his best friend while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother in her West Village apartment. A beautifully rendered portrait of the relationship between an old-style lefty and her new-style lefty grandson. " GableStage.
Set Designer Lyle Baskin brings you into a warm grandmother's apartment with small kitchen, dinning area, hall way to bedrooms and even the neighbors apartment. The set is once again one of the elements that makes this play work. The Sound Design by Matt Corey and music chosen between scenes is moving. Light Design by Steve Welsh and Costume Design by Ellis Tillman bring together all the elements for this realistic "4,000 Miles" Journey.
"4,000 Miles" is refreshing, moving, touching live theatre not to be missed. Sometimes in life we have to finish a journey without those we start it with." A Theatre Chat top pick.
"GableStage continues to carry the exquisite production values of the iconic Coconut Grove Playhouse located just minutes away. Maybe this is a true sign for our Florida State leaders to continue to collaborate in merging these to arts entities." BroadwayGlobal.
For your tickets, please call 305-445-1119 or go online at: web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916507. Tickets are in a price range from $37.50 to $50.00 Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please note: (No 7:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, March 17, 2013).
GableStage is located in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Valet parking is available. Free parking is available in the Biltmore parking area west of the hotel.