In Association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, Other Theatre presents an invite-only, free performance of the world premiere of
Written by Resident Playwright Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Kelly Howe
Tickets available to Resident Playwrights, Tutterow Fellows, Associate Artists & Dramaturgs, and all members of The Writer's Studio. Limit two tickets, please. Light reception afterwards!
THE PLAY: A congressman entices an old friend (and washed-up actor) to portray a superhero in a publicity stunt designed to stop the unjust bulldozing of a public housing complex. They leave the crowd enthralled, but what happens when the character the politician created goes rogue? This graphic novel for the stage employs a seamless blend of live actors and shadow puppets to interrogate the hopes, fears and social forces that push people to yearn for and believe in the possibility of superheroes.