Closed Contest: Win Tickets to Heroes

Our contest to win tickets to see Heroes at the PAL Theatre on Saturday, September 7, 2012 at 8pm is now closed.  Congratulations to our winner, Ken C of Vancouver!

Heroes by Tom Stoppard

Heroes by Tom Stoppard

6 – 30 September 2012
PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver

Directed by Terence Kelly, the smart and saucy work is a tour-de-force for senior theatre artists John Innes, William Samples, and Michael Dobbin as a trio of hilarious, cantankerous WWI veterans who quietly reflect on their long lives and boisterously plot their grand escape from a military retirement home.

Set in a soldiers retirement home in 1959 France, its cast consists of three WWI veterans, each of whom carry a heavy burden from the war: Gustave suffers from crippling agoraphobia; Henri possesses a gammy leg; and Philippe is prone to blacking out due to shrapnel lodged in his brain.

The trio’s doldrum-filled retirement is ignited when they hatch a grand, if somewhat harebrained, escape scheme. Over the course of the non-stop 80-minute play that is variously uproarious, pensive, and tender, the geriatric threesome work to outwit the staff, overcome logistical roadblocks, and make a run for Indochina – or at least as far as the top of a nearby hill.

The FOG’s production will offer Vancouver audiences an incredible opportunity to see three masters of their craft, working together on a single stage. The ensuing collaboration promises to be a rare chemical combination, as the trio of veteran actors demonstrates their well-honed practice.

Heroes plays the PAL Theatre September 6 – 30, 2012. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets.

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