adapted from Gérald Sibleyras’
Le Vent des Peupliers
March 20 – April 12
Salem Theatre Company will present Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s adaption of Gerald Sibleras’ Le Vent des Peupliers as their fourth Main Stage presentation of Season Eleven for 15 performances from March 2 0 – 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 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.