October 24, 2012 - December 2, 2012
By Tom Stoppard
Based on "Le Vent de Peupliers" by Gerald Sibleyras
Directed by Donald Hicken
EVERYMAN THEATRE'S 'HEROES' IS AN ENDEARING ADVENTURE. A WRY COMEDY...PERFECTLY CAST AND SENSITIVELY DIRECTED BY DONALD HICKEN.
- Baltimore Sun
STELLAR PERFORMANCES! WITH ITS BITTERSWEET COMIC EDGE, 'HEROES' IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE KIND AND CALIBER OF THEATER ONE HAS GROWN TO EXPECT AT THE EVERYMAN.
'HEROES' IS AT ONCE POIGNANT, BRILLIANT, AND PERPETUALLY HILARIOUS --- A TESTAMENT TO THE GOOD WORK THAT EVERYMAN HAS DONE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO IN THE FUTURE. IT'S AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE TO END EVERYMAN'S RUN AT THE CHARLES ST. THEATRE---WELL-ACTED, PERFECTLY CHOREOGRAPHED, VISUALLY STUNNING, BITTERSWEET, FUNNY, AND ALTOGETHER HUMAN.
- MD Theatre Guide
ONE HELL OF AN ENTERTAINING SHOW! A BARREL OF LAUGHS! IT'S A CHARMING AND HUMOROUS ADVENTURE THAT REMINDS THE AUDIENCE THAT LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT; AND YOU CAN HAVE A GRAND ADVENTURE EVEN IF YOU ARE CONFINED TO AN OLD SOLDIERS HOME AND YOUR QUARTET INCLUDES A STONE DOG. FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
Based on the work of Gerald Sibleyras and winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy! The year is 1959. Three aging World War I veterans find themselves residing together in a military retirement home in the French countryside. They pass the time on their favorite isolated terrace – gossiping, joking, and generally irritating one another. Looking out to the cemetery beyond, the trio dream of their freedom. Our three heroes (along with a statue of a dog!) set into motion a courageous and adventurous escape plan to make their escape once and for all. What will their final destination be -- Indochina? The local village? Or perhaps just to the top of the hill? Heroes combines Tom Stoppard’s hysterical wit with the poignancy of the three veterans approaching their final journey together.