American Hero, the latest production at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, temporarily located at 103 College Farm Road, is sure to put audience members on an emotional rollercoaster.
Two of the stars of the powerful play, Laiona Michelle and Armand Schultz, came to the WBGO studios in Newark to speak with News Director Doug Doyle.
From the author of last season’s American Son, this probing drama shines a light on how America honors its veterans, the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero.
Schultz and Michelle shared their feelings about how military personnel are viewed and treated after returning home from their service.
American Hero, written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by David Saint, also stars John Bolger and Kally Duling.
American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays that explore American injustice. American Hero is the recipient of the Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association.
The 90-minute production runs from January 30th through February 25th in New Brunswick.