4000 Miles: Play Setting

Amy Herzog
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New York City

The entirety of 4000 Miles takes place in New York City. New York is the most populous city in the United States, proving to be quite a contrast for Leo's usual surroundings. He has spent the last month biking across the country, with half of that trip as a solo traveler. Leo has voiced his need for space and nature, so this shift in environment plays a major role in Leo’s overall comfort. In Scene 6 Amanda describes Leo as a “mountain man” (1.6.46). This observation demonstrates exactly how out of place Leo is in Manhattan.

Vera’s Apartment

In the play’s opening notes, Vera’s apartment is described as “a spacious rent-controlled apartment in Greenwich Village that hasn’t been redecorated since approximately 1968” (1.0.5). This paints a clear picture for the audience as to Vera’s past. The Village has significantly changed since the late ‘60s, from...

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