Bike America is more than riding the bike, it is about the continuous journey of self discover.  As Plato stated in line 38 in the Apology, “the unexamined life is not worth living” but “the examined life is painful.”

Penny (Jessica Digiovanni) is stuck, she is in a unfulfilling relationship, she is in career path that is unfulfilled, and she senses she needs to grow.  As most folks dealing with the 20s angst, Penny decides on an odyssey of self discovery and signs up to bike across America for a good cause.

In a challenge she was not prepared for, she soon is forced to depend on her team mates while keep her past and needy boyfriend (Matt Nitchie) at bay.

Brandon Hirsch, Jessica DiGiovanni, Tom White, Je Nie Fleming, and Marilyn Torres in Bike America.  Photo by Greg Mooney.

Photo by Greg Mooney.

Bike America is the 2013 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award Winner and is not only a good story but allows the audience to garner a peek into the minds of young playwrights like Mike Lew.

This one-act play has ups and downs and takes you across gravelly roads and breath-taking vistas, but in the end you are shown a path to the complexity of discovering one’s own identity and the freedom to take the road less taken.  So be green and hope on to see Bike America and you won’t even break a sweat.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, February 1-24, 2013, on the Hertz Stage.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000.  Tickets are also available online at rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690.  Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students.  The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.