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PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- From the author of last season’s American Son, comes a raw, gritty drama which shines a light on how America honors its veterans, the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero. American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays exploring American injustice by Christopher Demos-Brown.  The production runs January 30 through February 25.

The production stars George Street Playhouse favorites John Bolger (last season’s American Son, 2014’s Outside Mullingar) and Armand Schultz (The Spitfire Grill, Jolson Sings Again), as well as Broadway’s Kally Duling (Fun Home) and Laiona Michelle (Amazing Grace) .

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

American Hero was inspired by a specific event in my life,” said playwright Christopher Demos-Brown. “A few years ago, I saw a Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient speak. He earned the medal by fighting off attacking North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers — literally — jumping on a grenade (which did not explode) to save his own platoon during the Tet Offensive. Almost unimaginable heroism.”  

George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint, returns to helm American Hero, which follows last season’s American Son and a yet-to-be-titled new work by Mr. Demos-Brown as part of a trilogy exploring American injustice.

“Like American Son, American Hero is an explosive and powerful work,” said Mr. Saint. “While respecting those who serve our country, it asks challenging questions about the American ideal of heroism.”

American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.

 PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

PHOTOS from "American Hero" at George Street

George Street Playhouse is currently performing shows at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick while the new performing arts center is being created. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the George Street Playhouse website at www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org, or call the box office at 732-246-7717.  

American Hero is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Photos by T. Charles Erickson


 





originally published: 2018-01-31 01:00:00


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