Photo Flash: First Floor Theater presents Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO

Fresh off their sold-out production of PEERLESS, First Floor Theater is excited to conclude their fifth season with the Chicago premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO, directed by Cody Estle. AMERICAN HEROwill play May 8 - June 3, 2017 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now atfirstfloortheater.com.

The cast will feature Chris Daley, Brian McKnight, Annie Prichard and Saraí Rodriguez.

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 is a supersized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches.

Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel says, "This play has taken on a new relevance now we're living in a country where trustworthy leaders have vanished. What are our responsibilities to ourselves, to each other and to the institutions that seek to exploit us?

The production team for AMERICAN HERO includes Jeffrey D. Kmiec (Scenic Design), Aaron Lorenz (Lighting Design), Eric Backus (Original Music and Sound Design), Sarah Jo White (Costume Design), Claire Stone (Props Design), Stephen Johnson (Dramaturg), Jennifer Sloan (Assistant Director), Sam Hubbard (Fight Choreography), Cole von Glahn (Production Manager) and Neill Kelly (Stage Manager).

Photos by Ian McLaren

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(left to right) Annie Prichard, Chris Daley and Saraí Rodriguez in First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO by Bess Wohl, directed by Cody Estle. Photo by Ian McLaren. Photo Flash: First Floor Theater presents Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO
(left to right) Annie Prichard, Chris Daley and Saraí Rodriguez in First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO by Bess Wohl, directed by Cody Estle. Photo by Ian McLaren. Photo Flash: First Floor Theater presents Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO
(left to right) Chris Daley and Annie Prichard in First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO by Bess Wohl, directed by Cody Estle. Photo by Ian McLaren. Photo Flash: First Floor Theater presents Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO
(left to right) Brian McKnight, Annie Prichard, Chris Daley and Saraí Rodriguez in First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO by Bess Wohl, directed by Cody Estle. Photo by Ian McLaren. Photo Flash: First Floor Theater presents Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO
(left to right) Chris Daley, Saraí Rodriguez and Annie Prichard in First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere of AMERICAN HERO by Bess Wohl, directed by Cody Estle. Photo by Ian McLaren.

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