Festival@First 10: Heroes and Villains
directed by Stephanie Haddad
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8pm
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 8pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 8pm
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 3pm (matinee!)
Heroes and Villains was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
Gyros of Olympus
by Michael Lin
directed by Mack Carroll
Hera, owner of the Gyros of Olympus restaurant, and her step-son Hercules are visited one day by Helen and her mother Leda. A conversation about dating and lovers takes a strange turn when Leda mentions her weirdly affectionate swan. Hera makes a quick trip to the lake and returns with lunch's special menu item wrapped in a burlap sack.
by Naomi Hinchen
directed by Renée Walsh
In which a would-be warrior hero wants to start her career by killing a witch, and a witch just wants to get this batch of muffins done.
Future Girl Visits Barbie's Mom
by Ellen Davis Sullivan
directed by Deidre Purcell
When a girl from the future visits her hero, Ruth Handler, creator of the Barbie doll, she's looking for help she believes only Ruth can give. Ruth is skeptical of the girl's story and doesn't believe she can do anything for her, but in the end each of them is deeply affected by their encounter.
by Carlton Powers
directed by Santiago Rivas
The applicant seeks a job with an unusual organization. All is not as it seems.
If You Could Go Back...
by Arthur M. Jolly
directed by Stephanie Haddad
When a geeky guy invents a time travel machine to go back and kill Adolf Hitler, his future roommate uses it to try and stop the would-be assassin in a comedic look at the cycle of violence.
The Maltese Walter
by John Minigan
directed by Jess Viator
On the eve of his wedding day, mild-mannered accountant and sometimes superhero Walter visits therapist Dr. Eddy with a big problem: Walter's fiancée refuses to marry him unless he gives up his superpower and secret identity: Noir-Man, able to transform any moment into film noir. When fiancée Vera arrives, she and Dr. Eddy convince Walter to "go straight," but the therapy takes a dark and unexpected turn.
A Conversation With Shadows
by Fred Norton
directed by Ryan Walsh
The trouble with invincibility is that it removes consequence and without consequence there are no stakes. How can any world accept an individual for whom no consequences exist?
Alexander the Great
by James C. Ferguson
directed by Mary Ferrara
How much territory does one man really need to conquer, anyway?
Beatrix Potter Must Die!
by Patrick Gabridge
directed by Sue Downing
A desperate American farmer travels back in time for an unusual solution to his plague of rabbits. He decides to kill Beatrix Potter, before she can publish her famous Peter Rabbit books (which makes everyone think rabbits are cute). But Beatrix is no pushover, and things don't go quite as farmer MacGregor plans.
by Scott Mullen
directed by Ben Cordes
Wendy confronts Quinn on a park bench; it turns out that both have secret super powers, and had a previous altercation involving a cow Wendy tried to stop Quinn from flying away with. But as they talk, they discover common ground.
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