Tom Stoppard's Heroes: Olivier Award-Winning Comedy from Remy Bumppo Theatre Co.
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The last date listed for Heroes was Friday November 27, 2009 / 2:30pm.
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A comment I overheard from a young woman in the lobby after the show: "God, it was so depressing! But people were laughing hilariously!" Who knows why that particular young lady considered it depressing? Maybe because the characters were old,...continued
by Gerald Sibleyras
Translated by Tom Stoppard**
**Directed by James Bohnen
Featuring Artistic Associate** David Darlow and guest artists Mike Nussbaum and **Roderick Peeples
Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gérald Sibleyras’ play won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. It’s 1959 and Philippe, Gustave and Henri, three veterans from WWI keep each other company on the back terrace of a retired soldiers’ home. Through a series of witty scenes, the men goad one another into new adventures. The men’s cantankerous camaraderie becomes strained as they plot an expedition to Indochina, or at least as far as the poplar trees on the distant hill. Heroes is a funny and bittersweet play about memory and “not going gently into that good night.”