Mrs. T and I were planning to go to Baltimore on Wednesday to see Center Stage’s revival of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, the second installment of that company’s Herzog Festival. I’d already reviewed the first installment, After the Revolution, with exceptional enthusiasm, and was very much looking forward to finding out what Center Stage would do with the Herzog play that first made me aware of her great gifts. The imposition last night of a week-long ten-to-five curfew in Baltimore, however, persuaded me that it would be imprudent to try to see 4000 Miles any time soon.
I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of shows that I’ve been forced to skip in the twelve years that I’ve been reviewing theater for The Wall Street Journal. Bad weather stopped me from seeing most of them. This is the first time that a riot has forced me to stay home. I hope with all my heart that it’ll be the last.