“It’s about being American, with or without the documentation to prove it. Its power is in its simplicity.”
Seventy-two miles. That's the space between a recently deported mother in Nogales, Mexico and her husband and children in Tucson, Arizona.
It's distance measured in the graduations, anniversaries, and countless daily moments they spend apart—but also in the love that keeps them together, no matter where they are. Don't miss this profound and personal premiere from Juilliard playwright Hilary Bettis ("The Americans") and Jo Bonney (director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living).
Running Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission.
“It humanizes a predicament more often reduced to Washington debates.”
Major support for 72 Miles to Go… is provided by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
This production is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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- Alec Baldwin
- James Costa and John Archibald
- Linda L. D’Onofrio
- Peggy and Mark Ellis
- Jodi Glucksman
- Sylvia Golden
- Angelina Lippert
- K. Myers
- Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner
- Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
- Ira Pittelman
- Mary Solomon
- Lauren and Danny Stein
- Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
- The Tow Foundation
72 Miles to Go... was developed in part with the support of the Crossing Borders (Cruzando Fronteras) Festival at Two River Theater, in Red Bank, NJ.
72 Miles to Go... received a workshop at the Alley Theatre (James Black, Interim Artistic Director and Dean R. Gladden, Managing Director).
72 Miles to Go... received its first professional reading as part of PlayFest at Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF in 2018.
Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Laura Pels Theatre
111 West 46th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)