The year is 1959, and in a French military hospital, Gustave, Philippe, and Henri are hatching a plan to escape. The bickering trio -- World War I vets and long-term residents of this hospital -- live in a world unpunctured by passing time. Henri has a shrapnel wound in the leg. A head injury has left Philippe prone to fainting spells. And, though Gustave appears to be fine, the thought of leaving the hospital clearly terrifies him. So the men spend their days taunting the nuns who look after them and spinning the dream of their impossible exodus.
Heroes, by Gérald Sibleyras, is adapted and translated by Tom Stoppard. This is the production's American premiere.