Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Another Great Performance, I Am Sure!

Salem Theatre Company, here in SalemMA puts on such great productions -- and this new one looks to be a real winner! I cannot wait. I hope you feel the same as I do, and are making plans to attend.

Adapted from Gérald Sibleyras’
Le Vent des Peupliers

March 20 – April 12

Salem Theatre Company will present Heroes as their fourth Main Stage presentation of Season Eleven, for 15 performances from March 20 – April 12 at their 90 Lafayette Street theater. Performances are scheduled for Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The production is sponsored by Peabody Essex Museum and John Keenan.

Meet Henri, Gustave, and Philippe, three World War I Veterans who have had enough of their dictatorial captors, smelly inmates, and bingo nights. Yes, life in the retired soldiers’ home is just insufferable! So they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina or at least to a spot under the poplars on a nearby hill for a picnic.

Adapted from Gérald Sibleyras’ Le Vent des Peupliers (The Wind in the Poplars) Heroes is a playful, poignant, bawdy, and touching play. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The Daily Telegraph called it “hilarious and moving…achingly funny and piercingly sad.”

Steve Rotolo of Salem directs a cast that features Mark Davis of Hamilton, Craig Owen of Middleton, and John Fogle of Marblehead. Bruce Greenwald and Gregory Mancusi-Ungaro of Marblehead will design the setting and lighting respectively; costumes will be designed by Toni Elliott of Arlington, and Ariane Grossi of Salem serves as Production Stage Manager.

Heroes is scheduled for 15 performances from March 20-April 12, Thursday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 with discounts for Seniors ($20) and Students ($10) and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com or by calling Ovation Tix at 866-811-4111. Salem Theatre Company performs at the STC Theatre, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. Don't forget that the Hawthorne is a great place for a before- or after-theater meal. Our Nathaniel's Restaurant opens at 5 pm for dinner, and if you order before 5:30 pm you can make any full-sized entree a three-course meal for no extra cost. And the Tavern on the Green serves a wonderfully diverse menu from 11 am to 11 pm daily -- one of the latest serving times of any restaurant in Salem, so if you are hungry when the show is over, please come on by. I hope to see you here, or there, Juli

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