A heart-warming story at Coolum Civic Centre

A heart-warming story at Coolum Civic Centre

La Boite Theatre Company’s compassionate and hilariously unsentimental theatre performance 4000 miles by Amy Herzog will be presented by Sunshine Coast Council’s Coolum Civic Centre on Saturday, April 23 at 7.30pm.

La Boite Theatre Company is renowned for its stellar productions, and with 90 years of trailblazing independent theatre under its belt, it only continues to get better with age.

Now bringing to the spotlight its new production 4000 miles, you are guaranteed that it will excite your senses, ignite your imagination, engage your intellect and remind you of the unique power of live theatre.

The story begins with Leo, a 21-year-old male who rocks up unannounced at the Manhattan apartment of his 91-year-old Jewish grandmother Vera.

Having broken up with his girlfriend and cycled across the country, he needs a place to crash for the night, no questions asked. But Vera – prickly, stubborn and sharp as a tack – isn’t about to let him off that easily.

As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths a surprising commonality between these two generations in this emotionally compelling drama.

With disarming frankness and surprising candour, the two negotiate social potholes and trace emotional fault lines that link them to a painful family history.

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