Thursday, February 1, 2018

'American Hero' opens at George Street Playhouse

(L to R:) John Bolger and Armand Schultz (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

January 30 - February 25, 2018
Opening Night: Friday, February 2, 2018
by Christopher Demos-Brown
directed by David Saint
with John Bolger, Kally Duling, Laiona Michelle and Armand Schultz

About the Play
Captain Rob Wellman's perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow veteran seeking justice shows up threatening to expose a hidden past. 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. 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.

Tickets range from $40 to $65. 

American Hero is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

About George Street Playhouse With its longtime venue in downtown New Brunswick razed to make way for a new performing arts center that will serve as George Street Playhouse’s future home, the Playhouse has taken residence in the former New Jersey Museum of Agriculture at 103 College Farm Road on Rutgers University’s Cook Campus through its 2018-19 season. George Street Playhouse is expected to return downtown to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in time for its 2019-20 season.

Visit our website (, which allows patrons to select their own seating locations when ordering tickets online. Located right off Route 1 amidst a vast bucolic setting on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University, George Street Playhouse’s new, interim venue features expansive lobby spaces, an outdoor patio and free nearby parking. The entrance into the building and to all areas of the theatre are barrier-free. For directions to George Street Playhouse, visit the Playhouse website ( and click Directions on the homepage.
New Brunswick’s favorite restaurants are less than two miles from College Farm Road. For a list of restaurants, visit the Plan Your Visit section of the website. And keep a lookout for unique dining options offered by George Street Playhouse.

Cast photos:

Armand Schultz and Laiona Michelle  (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

Armand Schultz and Laiona Michelle (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

(L to R:) Kally Duling and Laiona Michelle  (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

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