4000 Miles: Play Symbols & Objects

Amy Herzog
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Buzzer

Vera’s apartment buzzer is the first object mentioned in the play, and it symbolizes the part of her that continues to live in the past. When Leo enters her home in the middle of the night, he inquires as to why her buzzer is still labeled Joe Joseph, after Vera’s late husband. This question immediately brings forth the theme of death, while also giving background into Vera’s history. She lost a husband nearly a decade ago and is still unable to let go of the details that keep him present in her home. When she finally does fix the buzzer label, she mentions it to Leo who dismisses the change as insignificant. This gives context that a seemingly trivial task in Leo’s eyes, holds immense value and memories for Vera.

Amanda's Band-Aid

The neon colored band-aid featured in Scene Six is representative...

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