American Hero, part of Second Stage's 2014 Uptown Series, continues in an extended engagement through June 15. Previews began May 12.
Ari Graynor ( The Little Dog Laughed, The Performers, 2ST's Trust), Daoud Heidami ( Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Jerry O'Connell ( Seminar) and Erin Wilhelmi ( The Great God Pan) star in the production, which plays Second Stage Theatre's uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale on Broadway at 76th Street.
Here's how American Hero is billed: "At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming 'sandwich artists' — a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized 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. American Hero is a supersized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches."
Created as a program to help develop and provide exposure for the voices of a new generation of theatre artists, Second Stage Theatre Uptown (Christopher Burney, curator and associate artistic director) seeks to "develop the skills of emerging playwrights, to provide early-career artists with the support of a major artistic institution, and to create new plays for the American Theatre. Each show has a limited rehearsal period, as well as a streamlined budget."
For more information and tickets, call (212) 246-4422 or visit 2ST.com.