4000 Miles
Portland Premiere

4000 Miles

April 28 - May 24, 2015
Morrison Stage

By Amy Herzog
Directed By Alana Byington
Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Rodolfo Ortega

A cross-country bike trip from the Pacific NW brings 21-year-old Leo, unannounced, to his 91-year-old grandmother’s West Village apartment. Trapped in inertia and trying to escape his past, the young man’s world views are rattled by his grandmother’s recollections of her radical, bohemian past. Ideological sparks fly in this subtle, comedic drama as the two discover where their worlds intertwine.

2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
TIME Magazine’s #1 Play of 2012

Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


“Funny and Poignant, Just Like Life”


Krista Carver, Broadway World

“In 4000 Miles beautifully drawn characters meet the right actors.”

Barry Johnson, Oregon ArtsWatch

“O’Brien’s transformation is mesmerizing: The shaky hands; the small, scooting steps; the struggle for words and the sharp tongue when she finds them.”

Lee Williams, The Oregonian


Joshua J. Weinstein
Leo Joseph-Connell
Vana O’Brien
Vera Joseph
Danielle Ma


Amy Herzog
Alana Byington

Production Team

Kristeen Willis
Scenic Designer
Russel Terwelp
Costume Designer
Carl Faber
Lighting Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Natalie Rae Heikkinen
Props Designer
Rebecca James Ridenour
Assistant Director
Emma Wykes Ruhlig
Production Assistant
Sarah Kindler
Assistant Scenic Designer
Sara Ludeman
Assistant Costume Manager
Jason Coffey
Board Op