Herzog's '4,000 Miles': Comic Drama in Quogue

At The Hampton Theatre Company

“4000 Miles,” a comic drama by Amy Herzog that won an Obie Award for Best New American Play and was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, will open at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue on Jan. 12 and run through Jan. 29.

The play begins with the 3 a.m. arrival of Leo Joseph-Connell, fresh from a cross-country bike trip, at the Greenwich Village apartment of his grandmother, Vera Joseph, a 91-year-old political activist. A supposed overnight stay turns into weeks, during which the story behind Leo’s arrival is revealed and the two roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other.

The cast features Diana Marbury, H.T.C.’s artistic director, as Vera; Ben Schnickel as Leo, Amanda Griemsmann as Leo’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, and Samantha Herrera as a girl Leo brings home from a bar. 

The production will be directed by Sarah Hunnewell, the theatre company’s executive director, with set design by Sean Marbury, lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski, and costumes by Teresa Lebrun.

Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 8, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30. Tickets are $30, $25 for those over 65 (except Saturdays), $15 for those under 35, and $10 for students under 21.