Baltimore Center Stage: 4000 Miles
4000 Miles
April 01–May 24
  • By Amy Herzog
  • Directed by Lila Neugebauer

Set 10 years after After the Revolution, 91-year-old grandmother Vera Joseph takes center stage when, after a tragic loss on a cross-country bike trip, her 21-year-old grandson Leo shows up at her apartment. As a one-night stopover turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates frustrate, bewilder, and—eventually—connect with each other. In ways funny, raw, and heart-wrenching, grandmother and grandson find the common identity each needs. 


The Amy Herzog Festival: 4000 Miles and After the Revolution

Center Stage introduces Baltimore to playwright Amy Herzog, one of the most exciting voices in American theater, through two of her hit plays—staged in repertory for the first time ever. Featuring three generations of one New York family, After the Revolution and 4000 Miles are gripping and surprising examinations of the unending power of family to shape our identities and our lives.


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A sterling production.— The Baltimore Sun
A tender, genuine play performed by an extremely talented cast and is, what do you call it? Worth seeing.— MD Theatre Guide
Engaging, compelling.— Theatre Bloom
4000 Miles is an absorbing, fairly brief journey (it's in one, roughly 100-minute act) that touches on youth and aging, ideals and deflating realities, relatives and partners. Mostly, it's about the choices we make, or wish we'd made, and how each one ends up teaching us something, if we're paying attention.” — The Baltimore Sun
The way [Markle and Tobin] feed off one another naturally from scene to scene, moment to moment, conversation to conversation is genuine and occurs easily.— MD Theatre Guide
Slyly powerful theater.— The Baltimore Sun
This alternately sensitive and sarcastic grandmother is portrayed in both works by the same exceptional actress, Lois Markle [who] brings terrific skills and instincts to the role.— The Baltimore Sun
Ms. Markle’s timing is perfect during the interactions with Leo, played superbly by Josh Tobin.— MD Theatre Guide
In the News
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MD Theatre Guide—‘4000 Miles’ at Center Stage