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72 Miles to Go...

Spring 2020

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

72 Miles to Go...

Spring 2020

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“It’s about being American, with or without the documentation to prove it. Its power is in its simplicity.”

, The New York Times

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.

!” This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

, New York Stage Review

“It humanizes a predicament more often reduced to Washington debates.”

, Time Out New York

72 Miles to Go... Cast

Tyler Alvarez
Jacqueline Guillén
Bobby Moreno
Maria Elena Ramirez
Triney Sandoval
u/s Eva, Anita
Fig Chilcott
u/s Billy
Eliud Kauffman
u/s Christian, Aaron
Matthew Martinez

72 Miles to Go... Creative

Hilary Bettis
Set Design
Rachel Hauck
Costume Design
Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design
Lap Chi Chu
Sound Design
Elisheba Ittoop
Hair, Wig & Make-Up Design
J. Jared Janas
Vocal & Dialect Coach
Deborah Hecht
Production Stage Manager
Donald Fried
Jo Bonney

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.


  • 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.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street

(between 6th and 7th Avenues)