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4000 MILES

A dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog

Directed by Nathan Hey

Auditions: Sunday, May 4, at 10am

Arriving at his grandmother Vera’s New York apartment in the middle of the night after a cross-country bike trip, Leo seeks comfort and friendship in the wake of the death of his riding companion. These unlikely roommates co-exist awkwardly, infuriate, bewilder, but ultimately reach each other. 4000 Milestakes a fresh and unique look at love, loss, beliefs and relationships. Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for best new play, 4000 Miles is a truly enjoyable and charming play. “A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama ... A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way on stage.” ~ The New York Times

Cast Opportunities

Here’s your chance to be part of an energetic and passionate group of actors to fill this small but interesting cast.

1. LEO JOSEPH-CONNELL – 20s, a fit, worldly man who is still struggling with the events of trip.

2. VERA JOSEPH – 90s, a fiery widow who supports, challenges and finds understanding with Leo.

3. BEC – 20s, Leo’s ex-girlfriend who pulled out of the bike trip at the last minute.

4. AMANDA – 20s, Chinese-American. A flirtatious and confident woman who playfully toys with Leo.

Perusal scripts are available from the office, 534-1401, or info@hlt.org.nz

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 2pm (with possibility of evening instead). First rehearsal Monday, June 2.

Season: Saturday 12 July – Saturday 2 August; 16 performances.

The Director: Nathan Hey

Nathan has been involved in the majority of plays at HLT over the past four years through set building and painting, set design, backstage and production co-ordinating. In 2012, Nathan wrote and directed his first short film, Breach and Clear. He was Production Co-ordinator for Terry Hooper’s Steel Magnolias in 2013. He built the set for Macleans College’s Les Miserables and has just finished working as art director on the short film Death Walks Into A Bar, featuring Michael Hurst.

For further information, contact Nathan on 555-1641, 021 2517662 or email hu@macleans.school.nz.