Death Proclamation

It’s time to call it quits, ’90s pop band the Proclaimers. You towheaded twin Scot rockers had your heyday with “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” pounding its simplistic chords against a black backdrop as scenes from the Johnny Depp vehicle Benny & Joon flashed by. But that was two decades ago; now you’re 51 years old and still milking that one hit for all it’s worth. Plus, you’ve been one-upped by Amy Herzog, a playwright in her prime. Five hundred miles is so 1993; the new number to beat is 4,000, as in 4,000 Miles, Herzog’s play coming to GableStage (1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables) this Saturday. The show tells the story of Leo, a 21-year-old hippie who lost his best friend on a cross-country biking adventure. He crashes at his grandmother’s West Village apartment while he deals with his loss. The New York Times called it “funny,” “moving,” and “altogether wonderful” — none of which has been used to describe the Proclaimers in at least 15 years.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: March 16. Continues through April 14, 2013

 
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