From staff reports

Mar 7, 2024


The Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, in partnership with Authenticity Theater, presents Amy Herzong’s acclaimed “4000 Miles,” for a four-day run this month.


“4,000 Miles,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a compassionate, intimate, and frequently funny play that examines the love of the family we can choose, the family we can’t, and the healing power of trust. Octogenarian political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is entirely shaken when her grandson, Leo, appears at the door in the middle of the night. Leo is on a cross-country bike ride and assures Vera that he won’t stay long. But Leo is in crisis, confused by an on-again, off-again romance, furious with his mother’s incessant meddling, and grieving deeply for his best friend and biking partner, Micah, who has recently died. While Leo seeks solace in his grandmother, Vera finds companionship in another person for the first time since the loss of her husband, Joe.


In addition to being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013, the play won the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play, the 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award and won Time Magazine’s #1 Play or Musical award for 2012.



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