Order up! Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Bess Wohl’s American Hero, starring Jerry O’Connell, Ari Graynor, Daoud Heidami and Erin Wilhelmi. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the play is part of Second Stage’s twelfth annual Uptown Series and will play a limited engagement May 12 through June 8. Opening night is set for May 22 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.
At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming "sandwich artists"—a teenager, a single mom and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world.
American Hero features scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.