Photo Flash: 1st Stage Mounts HERO'S WELCOME
Hero's Welcome weaves a twisted and darkly comedic tale of relationships shaped by love, redemption, jealously, and deceit. When Murray, a war hero, returns to his home town after 17 years away he hopes to settle down with his new wife and refurbish his family's old hotel. However, the trail of scandalous rumors and former friends Murray left behind won't be easily forgotten. Secrets and old scores emerge and are settled in bedrooms, town halls, and on the shooting range. Tony Award winner Alan Ayckbourn's dark comedy gives us "warm characters and crafty storytelling" (Daily Mail, UK) as it hurtles toward a shocking and poignant conclusion.
The 1st Stage production of Hero's Welcome by Alan Ayckbourn features the return of Helen Hayes Award nominee Clayton Pelham, Jr. (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Lisa Hodsoll (Suite Surrender) to the 1st Stage stage. Nick Depinto, James J. Johnson, Angeleaza Anderson, and Anne Bowles make their 1st Stage debuts. 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy directs the production.
The design team includes: scenic design by Kathryn Kawecki, costume design by Danielle Preston, lighting design by Robbie Hayes, sound design by Reid May, and properties design by Cindy Landrum Jacobs.
Hero's Welcome will run at 1st Stage from September 6 through October 7 with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
Photo Credit: Teresa Castracane
James J. Johnson and Clayton Pelham, Jr.
James J. Johnson and Nick Depinto