"4000 Miles" photographs
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents “4000 Miles,” a dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog, live on stage from Nov. 5 to 15, 2014.

“4000 Miles” is a funny and moving dramatic comedy about two outsiders finding their way in a complicated world.

Leo is a 21-year-old who has spent several months biking across America. After beginning his epic cross-country trip in Seattle, he has arrived in New York City. In the middle of the night, he pays a surprise visit to the Greenwich Village apartment where his elderly grandmother, Vera, resides.

At some point during his epic journey across the country, Leo had stopped communicating with his family back home in Minnesota. His unanticipated appearance causes Vera to worry about her grandson’s emotional state. Tired and muddy from his ride — and smelling just like the outdoors in which he has been camping during his trip — Leo agrees to stay a while at Vera’s apartment but insists that she not tell his mother.

After enduring a terrible loss during his cycling trip across America, Leo struggles to come to terms with his past while grasping to write the next chapter of his life. Reaching across the generation gap, grandson and grandmother come together as two unlikely roommates — infuriating, bewildering and yet ultimately reaching out to each other.

► Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is not recommended for children.

For more information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/4000-miles-2014-11-05

THE “4000 MILES” CAST

NATE MILLER
Leo Joseph-Connell

HARRIET DEVETO
Vera Joseph

LAUREN FOWKES
Bec

KAT BI
Amanda

THE “4000 MILES” CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

ED BUTCH
Stage Manager

ERIN KATZ FORD
Lighting Designer

APRIL DEMING
Properties Designer

ALLAN MICHELSON
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

All photos in this Flickr set were shot by Scott Diese for Weathervane Playhouse during the show’s final dress rehearsal on Nov. 4, 2014.
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