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Last Chance: Bike, Don't Walk to A.C.T.'s '4000 Miles'
Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy of ACT | February 8, 2013
The company's "Bike to the Theater" night is Critical Mass meets Broadway.
Though A.C.T.’s production of 4000 Miles is closing this weekend, it’s not too late to bike there. In partnership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this Sunday’s closing night performance will be a bike-to-theater night. Audience members who come on two wheels get free valet parking, as well as a discount on tickets. (BYO bike locks.)
It’s thematically-appropriate too. 4000 Miles is playwright Amy Herzog's story of a post-collegiate Millennial who, after bicycling across the country, shows up unannounced at his lefty grandmother’s New York City apartment. Time magazine named the New York staging as the best play of 2012. (The Chronicle liked it too). A.C.T.’s production stars Susan Blommaert (The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Doubt) as 92-year-old Vera and newcomer Reggie Gowlan as the pedaling pupa.
The special bike nights have been such a hit for A.C.T. that the company plans to continue the promotion during its next production, Dead Metaphor. The next Bike to the Theater nights are on Feb. 28 and March 7.
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