Orange County Premiere of American Way, a Superhero Satire
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The last date listed for American Way was Sunday October 22, 2006 / 3:00pm.
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You can help solve a shocking murder mystery in this fun, crowd-pleasing whodunnit full of war-weary G.I.s, lusty Rio de Janeiro residents and plenty of twists and turns. While preparing for the spectacle of a 1940s Carnival, a local dictator's henchman searches for his love-starved wife amidst the throbbing pulse of the samba. Meanwhile, undercover Allied secret agents comb the crowds on the lookout for a murderously sadistic German officer desperately fleeing through the throngs of costumed dancing revelers. It isn't long before blood is shed and bodies start to fall. One lucky sleuth in the audience has a chance to solve the crime and win a prize in this colorful Staged Cinema production. Learn More
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“Gable’s distinctive voice offers great promise… His lacerating piece evokes a tragicomic Kubrick-esque brilliance.” —Backstage West
“Wickedly funny stuff.” –Los Angeles_ Times_
__"A superhero parody with a lot more brewing beneath the surface." –LA Weekly
The Maverick Theatre’s 2006 season continues with the Orange County premiere of Jeremy Gable’s one-act superhero satire, American Way. Faced with disappointing comic book sales, benefit packages and retirement, four superheroes take a break in their secret cafe to reminisce about the good old days. But when an unexpected tragedy hits the town, they are forced to deal with being powerless for the first time in their lives.
American Way, whose first draft was penned shortly after the events of 9/11, was Gable’s first full-length play. Fueled by the sudden change in the nation’s attitude, Gable set out to write a play that captured that shift in tone, employing equal parts comedy and social metaphor. As world events changed, so did the play. American Way had its world premiere on October 1, 2004 at The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Gable also wrote the book, music and lyrics for the Maverick’s previous production Giant Green Lizard! The Musical.