Put together two people from opposite ends of a spectrum, and first you see their differences. Give them a reason to stay together, and eventually their similarities emerge to produce a full portrait.
This is playwright Amy Herzog’s technique in the warm, rich comedy 4000 Miles. She separates a grandson and grandmother by 70 years, then lets him end a Seattle-to-New York City bike trip with a spontaneous 3 a.m. visit to her Manhattan apartment. What begins as an overnight stay quietly extends into weeks as Leo and Vera build an understated companionship.... Read more
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