4000 Miles and After the Revolution

4000 Miles and After the Revolution

Two Plays

Book - 2013
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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.
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.
Publisher: New York :, Theatre Communications Group,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781559364225
155936422X
Characteristics: 171 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Herzog, Amy
Alternative Title: After the revolution.

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