American Hero

American Hero $13

Bess Wohl

Published by Dramatists Play Service

5 Male 2 Female

Dark comedy set in a shopping mall

Three up-and-coming "sandwich artists" - a teenager, a single mom, and a down-sized refugee from corporate banking - are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual

But when their shot at the American Dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world

A super-sized comedy about Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sandwiches


"[Bess Wohl's] darkly funny comedy takes a wry, compassionate attitude toward American workers barely clinging to the bottom rungs of the economic ladder" ~ The New York Times.

"Wohl's quirky comedy observes a few specimens of the embattled American working class Simmering beneath the heroic battle to succeed in a cutthroat market - and the great crisis when the franchise is abandoned by its corporate owners - is a metaphorically rich survival drama about individual pluck and group courage"~ Variety

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