American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced 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.
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.
4000 Miles will run tonight, 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 415.749.2228.
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 theater."
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