Special Event: Jesters 2017 Performance: City of Heroes
Event Date: 2/19/2017

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Directors Notes

Conceiving the script in early September, under constant bombardment of TV news about the U.S. presidential election and Syrian refugee crisis, the cast proposed some heavy themes, such as immigration, segregation, the role of the police, the media, and the idea of sacrifice. At the same time, many of the cast wanted to try out having super powers. Who doesn’t? Each cast member ultimately made their own choice whether to be a villain, a super hero, or an everyday person. They chose their super power and/or occupation. The plot grew organically from the characters and their jobs or powers. Much of the dialogue was written or developed by the cast during improvisations.

As a member of the audience, you have a super power, too: the power of imagination. Our heroes can’t do it alone. We need you to join us in the fight for truth, justice, and the American Way. Turn your clock back to 1949, just after the Second World War. The townspeople of Metro-City are feeling safe and prosperous under the watchful eyes of a team of Super Heroes who have taken up residence. What do they have to fear?

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Scene Order

ACT 1
Scene 1: What makes a hero a hero?
Scene 2: Radio show
Scene 3: Super hero thank you party
Scene 4: Reevaluating the evil plan
Scene 5: Radio show
Scene 6: Dividing the town
Intermission

ACT 2
Scene 1: Sneaking across the bridge
Scene 2: No-can-doo-ium
Scene 3: Radio show
Scene 4: Finale