The New York premiere of Bess Wohl’s American Hero opens on May 22 as part of Second Stage’s twelfth annual Uptown Series. Under the direction of Leigh Silverman, the play stars Ari Graynor, Jerry O'Connell, Daoud Heidami and Erin Wilhelmi.
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, which recently announced a one-week extension, will run through June 15 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.