Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Upcoming: Heroes, translated by Tom Stoppard, Austin Playhouse Larry L. King Theatre

received from Austin Playhouse:

Austin Playhouse presents
by Gerald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard

February 13 - March 15, 2009

Austin Playhouse, King Theatre, 3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C
Performances Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm
Prices: $20, all student tickets are half-price.
Info/Reservations: (512) 476-0084 or online at

Austin Playhouse continues their Larry L. King Theatre season with Heroes, winner of the 2006 Olivier Award for best comedy. GĂ©rald Sibleyras’ play was a smash hit in Paris under the title Les Vents des Peupliers. Tom Stoppard's translation premiered at Wyndham’s Theatre, London in 2005 to critical acclaim. Pictured above: Don Toner, David Stahl, and Michael Stuart

Austin Playhouse is proud to be one of the first theatres in the U.S. to produce Heroes.
The play is set in 1959 in the French countryside. It focuses on three World War I veterans in a retirement home for old soldiers as they reflect on their lives and plot their escape, if not to Indochina then at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill.

Our production stars Acting Company members Michael Stuart as Henri, David Stahl as Phillipe, and Don Toner as Gustave and is directed by Lara Toner.

The 2008-2009 King Theatre Season will wrap up with the Southwest Premiere of Linda Griffiths' sexy and scandalous Victorian comedy Age of Arousal, running April 10 - May 10, 2009.

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