San Diego, CA – ion is pleased to announce that it will extend the regional premiere of 4000 Miles even before it opens – now scheduled to begin previews on September 17 and run through October 15 – with an opening set for Saturday September 24. This marks playwright Amy Herzog’s debut in San Diego.
In 4000 Miles, a feisty grandmother and her hippie 21-year-old grandson butt heads after he arrives unannounced at her Greenwich Village apartment having biked across the country. As they both come to terms with recent personal tragedies, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and somehow manage to reach one another.
4000 Miles won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2012 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Ms. Herzog’s other plays, such as After the Revolution and Belleville, have been staged by Lincoln Center and Yale Rep, among others. In order to accommodate this extended run, the production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley, originally slated to run this October at BLKBOX, has been rescheduled for early 2017 while The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer will maintain its November 19 – December 17, 2016 timeslot.
Directed by Founding Executive Artistic Director, Claudio Raygoza, and produced by Producing Artistic Director, Glenn Paris, 4000 Miles features returning ion artist Connor Sullivan (Jesus Hates Me) and in their ion debuts: Jill Drexler, Yumi Roussin, and Michelle Marie Trester. The production team includes Claudio Raygoza (Scenic/Lighting/Sound), Glenn Paris (Costumes/Props), Jon Huckaby and Kevin Kornburger (Stage Managers).
What – 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog directed by Claudio Raygoza
When – Previews: September 17 at 4pm and 8pm, September 21 at 7pm, August 22 and 23 at 8pm
Media Opening: Saturday, September 24, 4pm; Runs September 17-October 15, 2016, Wed at 7pm, Thurs and Fri at 8pm, Sat at 4pm and 8pm.
Where – ion’s BLKBOX theater, 3704 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Tickets – Previews: $12; Public Opening - Saturday, Sept 24 at 8pm (Catered party with cast & crew afterward) $40; All other: General: $32; Senior ($60+): $26; Military/AASD/AEA: $20; Student: $14 (ID for discount groups required.) Online: www.iontheatre.com or (619) 600-5020.