4000 Miles

Directed by Beau Bratcher†
October 21 - November 5 | Ashé Cultural Arts Center


“The chance to see two such masters of their craft working together is one not to be missed.”The Times Picayune


This humorous and touching new work tells the story of Leo, a young man seeking solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother in her West Village apartment after a lengthy and painful cross-country trip on his bicycle. The New York Times called the original production, which starred New Orleans local Mary Louise Wilson, “A funny, moving, and altogether wonderful drama.” Stepping into the roles of grandmother Vera and grandson Leo are New Orleans stage luminaries Carol Sutton and James Bartelle. They will be directed by Big Easy Award-winning director Beau Bratcher.



  • Vera: Carol Sutton*
  • Leo: James Bartelle†
  • Amanda: Anna Toujas
  • Bec: Annie Cleveland



* Member of Actors' Equity Association

† The NOLA Project Ensemble Member


  • Production Manager: Rachel Swan
  • Assistant Director: AshleyRose Bailey
  • Stage Manager: Jenny Billot
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Kit Sternberger
  • Scenic Designer: John Grimsley
  • Lighting Designer: Joan Long
  • Costume Designer: Kaci Thomassie
  • Props Designer: Rachel Swan


Two of New Orleans finest actors, Carol Sutton and James Bartelle, will share the stage together for the first time.