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Theatre & Film

Black Lab Theatre Presents The Play “4000 Miles”

Waltrudis Buck & Jordan Jaffe talk about the Obie-winning play


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Black Lab Theatre artistic director Jordan Jaffe plays underemployed millennial Leo, and veteran actress Waltrudis Buck plays Leo’s card-carrying communist grandmother Vera in Amy Herzog’s Obie Award-winning drama “4000 Miles.” The title refers to the distance Leo has traveled on his bicycle—from Seattle to New York City—to couch-surf at his grandmother’s apartment, but it also represents the generational gap the two must bridge to heal their own personal wounds and enrich their tenuous relationship. The play runs at Frenetic Theater through March 16. Buck and Jaffe talked about the play with Houston Public Media’s Troy Schulze.

Jordan Jaffe as Leo and Shannon Nicole Hill as Bec

Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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