Sides for 4000 Miles
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Sierra Madre Playhouse announces auditions for the Los Angeles County premiere of 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog and directed by Christian Lebano.
4000 Miles is the story of Vera and her grandson Leo – each alone and trying to negotiate a way forward. Vera lives in the same apartment she has been in for over 50 years and shared with her late husband, Joe, a well-known leftist writer. Leo arrives in the middle of the night after bicycling across country. During his trip, his best friend and traveling companion, Micah, was killed in a freak accident. These two people on opposite ends of life’s journey – find strength in a renewed connection formed over a month of living together in Vera’s apartment. This beautiful play was Pulitzer-nominated in 2013.
The play runs from September 26 to November 8, 2014 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, California (just east of Pasadena.) The play is being produced under LA’s 99 Seat Plan. We will perform Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 2:30 p.m. Rehearsals begin August 9, 2014 and will be evenings Monday -Thursday and weekend days in a rehearsal space in Pasadena.
Vera (70+ to play 91) a life-long New Yorker. She is a committed leftist and politics have played a major part in her life. Though her hearing is going, her agility slowed, and finding just the right word is sometimes just out of reach, Vera is still mentally strong and personally vibrant. Seeking an actress with great humor and passion. White
Leo (20-26 to play 21) Vera’s grandson. Must be physically fit and lean – Leo has just finished a 4000 Mile journey cross-country on his bicycle. Must be willing to grow a beard for the run. Leo is searching for meaning and a way forward. Seeking an actor with a wry sense of humor and an easy laconic attitude. White or mixed race.
Bec (20-26 to play 21) Leo’s girlfriend. Must be physically fit and strong – not petite . A college student in New York. She’s tough and straight-forward. Any race.
Amanda (20-24 to play 19) Leo’s one-night stand. Chinese-American. A very hip and club-going fashion student in New York.