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4000 Miles and After the Revolution: Two Plays

por Amy Herzog

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4000 miles: It's the middle of the night when 21-year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera lives. She's an old Communist who lives alone, he's a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo's old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old.After the revolution: It's 1999, and three generations of a radical leftist family meet in New York to celebrate the law school graduation of Emma, the family's youngest torch-carrier. A public revelation about her late grandfather, a victim of the blacklist, sends Emma reeling as the family begins to fracture. Shaken and betrayed, she must weigh her fierce politics and family loyalty to decide if the ends really justify the means. Developed from scratch at WTF, after the Revolution is a play about love, family secrets, and the American Left.… (mais)
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Technically these two plays are supposed to be independent but while "After the Revolution" works on its own, "4000 Miles" is full of underdeveloped characters if you had not read the other one.

"After the Revolution" is all about the past, the memories and forgiveness. A few months after Joe Joseph, the family patriarch, dies, a book is about to expose the biggest lie in his life. Unfortunately, despite the fact that most of the characters knew the truth, one of his granddaughters did not - and she had made a career out of the lie itself. So when the truth is about to come out, it throws her life into a disaster - or so she believes. Is the truth really what it is? And are there shades of grey somewhere in the whole thing? Herzog asks the questions - and answers them with the voices of her characters - and leaves you wondering what you would have done - both if you were in Joe's shoes and in his granddaughter's shoes. And somewhere along the line, it is Vera, the 82 years old grandmother, that seems to be able to look at most of it from outside. And the very last sentences are gut-retching - not unexpected but still giving you something to thing about.

The second play, "4000 Miles" is set almost entirely in Vera's apartment, 9 years later (based on Vera's age anyway). One of her grandsons shows up unexpectedly after biking from Seattle to New York and stays for a while. It is not a happy story - there is death and memories that bubble to the top - but it is all about life (and death). Without the previous play, the two main characters look almost like caricatures - there is no depth to their depiction. Add all you had been told (and what had been implied) in the previous play, and this one makes a lot more sense - and you can see the depth.

I definitely like Amy Herzog's work - and I will need to chase the rest of her plays. ( )
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4000 miles: It's the middle of the night when 21-year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera lives. She's an old Communist who lives alone, he's a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo's old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old.After the revolution: It's 1999, and three generations of a radical leftist family meet in New York to celebrate the law school graduation of Emma, the family's youngest torch-carrier. A public revelation about her late grandfather, a victim of the blacklist, sends Emma reeling as the family begins to fracture. Shaken and betrayed, she must weigh her fierce politics and family loyalty to decide if the ends really justify the means. Developed from scratch at WTF, after the Revolution is a play about love, family secrets, and the American Left.

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