This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20.
Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey has taken some unexpected turns. Leo hopes for a short-term escape from the chain of events that has left him estranged from his family and friends. But as days turn into weeks, he and Vera bond over love, loss, and the difficulties of growing up and growing old. With both humor and heartbreak, the play takes an intimate look at the road to self-acceptance everyone must travel and the unexpected connections made along the way.
“I am thrilled to begin our eighth season with a play that so perfectly reflects how we live now,” said FTC’s Artistic Director, Jennifer Uphoff Gray. “4000 Miles hilariously and earnestly explores the challenges of finding cross-generational connections between two very lonely people at very different stages of their lives. It has inspired us to think about how we might seek out — and even facilitate — such relationships here in our community.”
Tickets are now on sale. They may be purchased online at OvertureCenter.org, in person at Overture Center’s ticket office, or by calling (608) 258-4141.
￼The production features a talented Wisconsin-based cast, including Susan Sweeney, Mitch ￼Bultman, Rachael Zientek and Lucy Tan.
Previews (first Thursdays): $20 for the general public
Adults Thursdays/Sundays: $38-$43 Adults Fridays/Saturdays: $40-$47
Seniors (62+) Thursdays/Sundays: $33-$39 Seniors (62+) Fridays/Saturdays: $35-$41
￼Students Thursdays/Sundays: $26-$29 Students Fridays/Saturdays: $28-$31
The production will have one preview performance, Thursday November 3rd at 7:30 pm. For this performance only, $10 tickets are available to high school and college students and educators. Simply ask for the student/educator discount at the box office when purchasing your tickets.
Student Rush tickets will also be available to high school and college students for $15 apiece, one hour prior to each regular performance, at Overture Center’s ticket office. Students can buy up to two tickets, and must present a valid student ID.
FTC will present FREE pre-show talks on the Rotunda Stage, one hour before the curtain time, prior to all Thursday and Sunday performances. (Thursdays 11/3, 11/10, and 11/17 at 6:30 pm, and Sundays 11/6, 11/13, & 11/20 at 1:00 pm.) These talks will give audiences some additional background on the play, the author, and the production elements that bring the play to life. No tickets or reservations are required.
4000 Miles is generously sponsored by the Madison Community Foundation, MG&E, Catherine Bloomer, Boardman & Clark LLC, Custer Financial Services and Isthmus.
About Forward Theater Company
Founded in 2009, FTC creates a home base for Wisconsin theater professionals and audiences that expands the cultural and economic life of the greater Madison area.
For more information, please contact Communications Director Scott Haden, (608) 234-5001, email@example.com.