4000 Miles Retains Intimacy With Move Uptown
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Last spring Lincoln Center Theater presented 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog under the auspices of its Lincoln Center Theater 3 – a program with the motto of “new artists and new audiences” – at the small Duke on 42nd Street Theater.
This spring, the company has moved the production uptown to its Off-Broadway home base at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The acclaimed stars of the original -- the veteran Mary Louise Wilson and newcomer Garbriel Ebert -- have returned to their roles in this production, which is directed by Daniel Aukin and has been extended until June 17.
Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times, joins host Elliott Forrest this week to discuss why 4000 Miles has become one of his favorite plays of this season and how it’s a beautifully drawn portrait: "it's really quite a moving and funny, funny piece," says Isherwood.