This heart-warming comedy is filled with three of the most loveable characters. This is both a “buddy” play and a comedy of manners involving three seniors confined to a soldier’s retirement home. The three seniors (each born in the late 19th century) suffer from physical and psychological wounds from the horrific trench warfare in their native France.
Philipe suffers constant blackouts; Gustav has become afraid to leave the home while Henri is content with his daily routine after 25 years in the home. The three banter, argue and plot mischief or should I say all four – since Philipe and Gustav acknowledge the stone statue of a life-sized dog as another companion.
Through a clever translation of Gerald Sybleyras’ play by Tom Stoppard, Heroes is a witty, darkly comic, yet filled with pathos. In the hands of three of the finest actors (Patrick O'Brien, Laurence Ripp, and John Gottskalkson) from the Twin Cities, it is a heart-warming funny work. You will not have seen finer comedic timing than those exhibited by the three endearing characters in this play.
Tickets: $26.25 show and sandwich; $23.63 show only (Online ticket prices include sales tax.)