Azusa Productions' EROICA to Run 7/9-8/7 at Redtwist Theatre
Azusa Productions, in association with Redtwist Theatre, is pleased to present the world premiere of the touching family drama EROICA, by David Alex, directed by Maggie Speer, playing July 9 - August, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets for EROICA are currently available at dime.io or in person at the Redtwist Theatre Box Office. The press performance is Saturday, July 9 at 3 pm.
EROICA follows a family in small town U.S.A. during the Vietnam War. Victor, the town's former high school basketball star, has faked a medical condition to avoid the military draft. His wife Sally, unaware of her husband's secret, leads a letter writing campaign to U.S. troops thanking them for their service. Victor's physically disabled sister Grace, a nun, takes part in anti-war prayer vigils while silently struggling with her own faith. Charles, an embittered former athlete who was kicked off the team, learns Victor's secret and is bent on revenge.
"Eroica explores the nature of faith, commitment and betrayal," comment playwright David Alex. "Life is full of choices: love, honor, patriotism and lies. Eroica asks, 'what happens when political and social questions conflict with certainties of the heart?'"
EROICA was named a Finalist in the American Theatre Co-op, Reva Shiner and Coldwater (Michigan) Playwriting Competitions, Semi-Finalist in the Mill Mountain (Virginia) Playwriting and Reverie Productions (New York) competitions. It was given a workshop by NSP Productions in Elgin, Illinois.