NC Stage Company opens “4000 Miles” Oct. 7

Photo courtesy of NC Stage

Press release from NC Stage:

4000 Miles begins when 21-year-old Leo unexpectedly shows up on the stoop of his 91-year-old grandmother Vera’s flat. After a cross-country cycling trip in which Leo has lost his best friend, these too unlikely roommates find that they have more to offer one another than they ever thought. Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles offers a glimpse of how two prideful, stubborn, and yet compassionate people can find healing and common ground within an ever-changing world. Full of sharp wit and humor, this production will leave you laughing while deeply moved.

“…the way the generational and temperamental opposites deal with each other over the course of several unplanned weeks makes for slyly powerful theater.”

-The Baltimore Sun

“…4000 MILES is not the kind of theater that sweeps us into a heightened other world, but rather brings us into a rewarding intimacy with the one outside our own front doors.” –New York Times

The production stars Barbara Bates Smith as Vera, Dusty McKeelan as Leo, and features Trinity Smith and Emma Stoneberg.

According to Director Charlie Flynn-McIver, “4000 Miles is a beautifully crafted play that doesn’t answer the questions we have about growing up and being older. It reveals them. You have someone just starting their life as an adult and someone who is nearing the end of hers and the interplay between them is fresh, funny, and heartbreaking. There are so many things we hope to do in our lives, and so many things we wished we had.”

North Carolina Stage Company is Asheville’s only professional equity theatre celebrating its 14th year producing plays for the Asheville community. Founded by Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver, the theatre has been voted best local theatre 10 out of the past 11 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll.

4000 Miles Information:
Where: North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville, NC
Dates: October 7th – October 25th, 2015
Performance: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $14-$32. Student tickets $10
Pay-What-You-Can: Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are available by calling 828-239-0263 or visiting us online at

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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