Kids Weigh Morality vs. Loyalty in Everyday Heroes at Laguna Playhouse
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Over the course of one sultry evening, a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American icon Tennessee Williams sizzles with passion and greed. 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!