“4,000 Miles” for two more weekends at WICA

  • Fri Apr 8th, 2016 11:02pm
  • Life

Though half-way through its production run, there’s still time to attend “4,000 Miles,” a Amy Herzog script that nearly claimed a Pulitzer Prize.

Presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and the same time Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at WICA in Langley.

Written in 2012 and directed by Lucy Pearce, “4000 Miles” centers on aging, family and loss. Funny and deeply moving, the play brought together a local team of “talented and dedicated” artists, including 70-year-old Peggy Gilmer. She plays 91-year-old Vera, a role that has hit her to the core, according to a news release.

“The play has impacted me deeply,” Gilmer said.

The show has also generated positive reviews, according to the release. David Mayer, a local director, actor and strong supporter of the arts congratulated Pearce and the cast for a job well done.

“Thank you for a very real portrayal of some of the toughest questions about growth, and about finding, losing and rewiring connections,” he said, in the release. “A skilled cast guided by a visionary artist of the subtle, and embraced by a warm set and compelling musical interludes. Humor, tears and deep thought are in the offing for any who attend.”

Similarly, Sue Averett and Erick Westphal were both cited in the release as saying that they “loved” the show.

“The whole story was just really superb,” they said.