4000 MILES
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
The Little Theatre


Written By: Amy Herzog
Directed By: Erik Strauts

”That’s why I’m here. Because I don’t know where else to be.”

Ninety-one year old feisty political activist Vera Joseph’s solitary existence is shaken when her grandson Leo appears at her door in the middle of the night, having crossed the country on his bicycle with his best friend. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other through a moving and amusing battle of wits.

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Winner of an Obie Award and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, Amy Herzog’s compassionate and unsentimental play explores the funny, frustrating and ultimately life changing relationship, with a grandson learning to face his life and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.

An inter-generational poignant play about growing up and growing old.

"If your heart is sick or just needs warming, go and see this play. If you are a baby boomer who doesn't understand your grandchildren or are from Gen Y and, like, really weirded out by your grandparents, go and see this play. If you simply love theatre, go and see this play." (Sydney Morning Herald)

Approx. Running Time: 2hrs
Suitable for ages: Warning: Sexual references and mild drug use.

Performance Dates:
Saturday 9 October 2021, 7.30pm Opening Night
Sunday 10 October 2021, 4pm Matinee
Thursday to Saturday 14-16 & 21-23 October 2021, 7.30pm

Little Theatre, The Cloisters, (Gate 10 off Victoria Drive), University of Adelaide

or at the door, subject to availability.