4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog, from 6 Jun 2011

Lincoln Center Theater will present 4000 Miles, a new play by Amy Herzog, directed by Daniel Aukin, as part of their LCT3 initiative. The play will open at The Duke on 42nd Street on 20 Jun 2011, following previews from 6 Jun, and runs through to 6 Jul 2011.

4000 Miles: After losing his best friend while they were on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo (to be played by Gabriel Ebert) seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother (Mary Louise Wilson) in her West Village apartment. 4000 Miles examines how these two outsiders find their way in today's world.

Additional casting and the design team for 4000 Miles will be announced at a later date.

Playwright Amy Herzog also wrote 'After The Revolution,' which recently completed a run at Playwrights Horizons. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse and ACT in San Francisco.

Director Daniel Aukin was artistic director of Soho Repertory Theatre where his productions included 'Everything Will Be Different,' 'Suitcase' (which he also directed at the La Jolla Playhouse), 'Molly's Dream,' and '(sic)' (for which he won an Obie Award). He has also directed at Playwrights Horizons, the New York Theatre Workshop, The Play Company, Guthrie Theater, and Minneapolis' The Children's Theatre Company.

Mary Louise Wilson won a Tony Award and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance in 'Grey Gardens.' Her other credits include 'Full Gallop' (as 'Diana Vreeland'), the revival of 'Cabaret' (Tony Award nomination), 'Show Boat,' 'Fools,'' Prelude to a Kiss,' 'Gypsy' and 'Flora The Red Menace.'

Gabriel Ebert, a recent Juilliard graduate, is currently performing on Broadway in 'Brief Encounter.'

LCT3 is the Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audience.

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