Kids Weigh Morality vs. Loyalty in Everyday Heroes at Laguna Playhouse
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, sets, dancing and memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
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Kurt and Win have spent their young lives protecting their alcoholic mother. When an accident leads to a devastating fire, they are catapulted into a media frenzy and Win becomes a reluctant hero. But the brothers harbor a terrible secret. Will Win choose family loyalty or listen to his conscience?
_ Everyday Heroes_ raises questions about the meaning of heroism and explores issues surrounding the power of the media and the silencing of boys’ emotions in our society.
This production marks the West Coast premiere and is part of Laguna Playhouse’s Theatre for a New Generation series of plays especially for teens, parents and educators.
Written by Laurie Brooks
Directed by Donna Inglima
Donna Inglima (Director of Youth Theatre, Education & Outreach) is a director, writer, producer, teacher, and actor. She’s directed original plays in New York City, Chicago, Palm Springs, Stockbridge, MA, Syracuse, NY, and Laguna Beach. She is currently at The Laguna Playhouse, where she is the Producer and Director of TheatreReach, an Equity Theatre for Young Audiences touring program, and Education Director. Donna directed Spinning Into Butter for Laguna Playhouse in 2001, and a number of productions for the Youth Theatre Stage, including The Good Times Are Killing Me, The Homecoming, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, Tom Sawyer, and Ramona Quimby, and she wrote and directed Give a Boy a Gun. She is currently working on remounting The Laguna Playhouse Professional Touring productions By the Great Horn Spoon, Stuart Little, and, for the Youth Theatre Stage, HONK!