Embark On One Final Mission
Three aging World War I veterans plot to escape their nursing
home for one final adventure in the regional premiere of the Olivier
Award-winning comedy "Heroes," written
by French playwright Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Academy
Award-winner Tom Stoppard, and presented at
Merrimack Repertory Theatre, November 19 – December
13. The production is directed is by Carl Forsman.
Tony-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jonathan Hogan has also made numerous appearances on Broadway, including "The Homecoming," "As Is "and "Fifth of July."
Holgate and Hogan will be joined by Ken Tigar,
a television regular with over 130 television and film credits (including
roles on "Barney Miller," "Dallas," "NCIS,"
"Growing Pains," "ER," "Cheers," "LA
Law," "The X-Files," and "Law &
Order"). Tigar makes his debut on the Liberty Hall stage
after having appeared in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 2007 Off-Broadway
production of "Secret Order."
Acclaimed playwright Gérald Sibleyras was born in
1961 in Paris. His most notable work is the 2003 "Le Vent
des Peupliers," which has been translated and produced around
the world. The play premiered at the Théâtre Montparnasse
and received four Molières nominations including
Meilleur Auteur (Best Author). Tom Stoppard translated
the play, retitled "Heroes," into English. It received its London
debut at the Wyndham Theater under the direction of Thea
Sharrock. The production won the 2006 Laurence Olivier
Award for Best New Comedy. Future translations and productions
are planned in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Finland among others.
-- OnStage Boston
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