Island Theatre will present a staged reading of the poignant comedy “Heroes” by Gérald Sibleyras, adapted by Sam Sheppard, at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16.
Performances are free, with donations welcome.
In this enchanting comedy, war heroes Gustave, Philippe, and Henri are plotting an escape. They’ve had enough of the tortures of their confinement. Life in a retired soldiers’ home is almost unbearable!
So, while keeping each other company on the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina — or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill.
Winner of London’s prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this adaptation of the French play is playful, bawdy, and heartbreakingly funny.
“Heroes” is directed by Paul Bryan and features Brian Danzig, George Shannon and Nelson Spickard.
The play is recommended for high school age and up.
Founded on Bainbridge Island in 1994, Island Theatre’s mission is to provide quality theatre, geared toward mature audiences, onstage and in less conventional venues, through plays that challenge performers artistically while entertaining and intellectually engaging audiences.
Its regular schedule includes bi-monthly staged play readings at the Bainbridge Public Library; potluck play-reading dinners in private homes at which guests are welcome to read a part; and the annual Island Theatre Ten- Minute Play Festival.
More information is available at www.IslandTheatre.org.