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Play explores relationship of grandmother and grandson

 

FROM one of America's brightest playwrights, this compassionate and unsentimental play explores the funny, frustrating, and ultimately life-changing relationship between a grandson learning to face his life, and a grandmother who is starting to forget hers.

21-year-old Leo rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera.  Having broken up with his girlfriend and cycled across the country, he needs a place to crash for the night, no questions asked. But Vera - prickly, stubborn and sharp as a tack - isn't about to let him off that easily.  

As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths a surprising commonality between these two generations in this emotionally compelling drama. With disarming frankness and surprising candour, the two negotiate social potholes and trace emotional fault lines that link them to a painful family history. 

This dramatic comedy written by Amy Herzog was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama

"Really, really lovely performances... Beautifully directed by Anthony Skuse."Deborah Jones, The Australian

"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."  John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Details:

Coolum Civic Centre

Genre; Comedy/Drama

Duration: approximately 90 mins…interval

Sat 23 April 2016

Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: SCvip $32 / Adults $38 / Concession and Groups 8+ $34 / Under 26yrs $29

Please note:  This is a licensed event and a bar will be available to purchase selected beer, wine, champagne, water and softdrink.  

This seating is set up as general admission theatre style so please arrive early so you can find a seat that suits you best.  We have limited the audience capacity of this show to ensure that all audience members have a great expereience and enjoy the show.

There is no on-site box office at Coolum Civic Centre, however you will be able to collect your purchased tickets from the venue from 6:00pm on the night of the show.  

For any pre-purchased tickets, please call the booking office at Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5413 1400.

Harvest at Coolum will also be offering a 10% discount for patrons of 4000 Miles who would like to indulge in a delicious meal prior to watching the performance.  

To make a reservation, please call Harvest on 5446 4314. Harvest is located at 1806 David Low Way Coolum Beach 4573 and offers an array of upscale mediteranean dishes.

Topics:  elderly grandmother play relationship seniors seniors news sunshine coast theatre


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