Thursday, March 5, 2015


THE HERZOG FESTIVAL: One American Family, Two Great American Plays.

“Ms. Herzog’s gift is to capture the precise texture of life in all its ambiguity and lack of tidy resolution, while still holding our attention fast by tapping into the compassion and curiosity about human nature.”–The New York Times

Center Stage introduces Baltimore to playwright Amy Herzog, one of the most exciting voices in American theater, through two of her hit plays—staged in repertory for the first time ever. Featuring three generations of one New York family, After the Revolution and 4000 Miles are gripping and surprising examinations of the unending power of family to shape our identities and our lives. 

WHERE: Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore

After the Revolution
By Amy Herzog
WHEN: Mar 18–29,  Apr 14–26,  May 12–17
Ambitious lawyer Emma Joseph finds both her political career and family legacy threatened when secrets regarding her beloved grandfather emerge.

“A beautifully rendered portrait… truthful and touching.” —The New York Times

4000 Miles
By Amy Herzog
WHEN: Apr 1–12,|  Apr 28–May 10,  May 19–24
In this sharp-witted drama, young Leo finds himself forming an unexpected bond with his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, after a life-changing, cross-country biking trip.

“The depths and fragility of family ties are exposed to heartbreaking and heartwarming effect.” —The San Francisco Chronicle



What is The Herzog Festival?
Two plays by Amy Herzog staged simultaneously for the first time ever.

Who is Amy Herzog?
Amy Herzog is a young, award-winning, American playwright. Her play, 4000 Miles, won the OBIE Award for Best New American Play.

Do I have to see the plays in order?
No. They can be enjoyed in any order and the stories stand alone. However, sticklers for chronology will want to know that After the Revolution is set 10 years before 4000 Miles.

Do I have to see both plays?
You don’t have to see both to appreciate the world and family Amy Herzog has created. Yet the plays are not interchangeable—they are two, different, beautifully written stories, both of which are worth witnessing.

Get BOTH with our special Festival Pass!
With a Festival Pass, you’ll see both After the Revolution and 4000 Miles for just $69—up to 58% savings! And by seeing these works together, you’ll experience The Herzog Festival in the fullest way possible.


Or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033.

“I’ve always wanted to see the plays staged together, and Center Stage will be the first brave theater to do it.” –Playwright Amy Herzog