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MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-9044
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4.7 average rating
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10 reviews
2 stars
attended May 03 2009

Tom Stoppard said in an interview that he liked translating this play because it's not the kind of play he writes, but to me, it has an unmistakable Stoppard-ness--the wit and language, as well as the plot, which features three old men sitting on...continued

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended May 16 2009

FANTABULOUS!! I can see why it was extended. The three gentlemen are so well matched and intertwined in presenting this compelling story(ies). This is acting at it's finest and again an exclamation point on how wonderful and blessed we are to...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended May 17 2009

As noted by all the other reviewers, the 3 actors are superb in creating individuals with different approaches to life and its inevitable ending. You really feel like you are eavesdropping on their conversations. The wit of the dialog is enough...continued

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Description

Heroes

by Gerald Sibleyras

translated by Tom Stoppard

directed by John Vreeke

featuring Ralph Cosham, John Dow and Michael Tolaydo

Three soldiers in a Parisian veterans’ home pass the time with tales that are at once achingly funny and piercingly sad. With his rapier wit and dazzling use of language Tom Stoppard offers a brilliant new translation that mixes comic curmudgeonry, camaraderie and nostalgia. A smash hit when it premiered in Paris, Heroes received four Moliere nominations. The London production won the  2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

About the Ticket Supplier: MetroStage

MetroStage is the oldest professional theatre in Northern Virginia. Located in the north end of Old Town Alexandria, it is an award-winning theatre recognized for its musicals and plays. MetroStage presents original, challenging, and innovative work: work that is unpredictable and nontraditional, work that tells a compelling story and showcases remarkable talent. The 130 seat theatre presents opportunities for both the actors and the audience to experience theatre in an intimate, communal setting. MetroStage also works with playwrights and composers and is recognized for its role in the development of new plays and musicals for the stage.