Acting Unlimited presents SUPERMEN
Acting Unlimited is proud to present the Louisiana premiere of SUPERMEN, a new play by Brooklyn playwright Adam Esquenazi Douglas.
In the midst of World War II, two young, Jewish comic book creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, create Superman and change the world forever. But few know the real, bloody story behind the birth of the Man of Steel and the tragedy he created for these two artists for generations to come. SUPERMEN tells the secret origin of the world's first, great superhero, and the heroes and villains who created him.
SUPERMEN was first performed in conjunction with the University of Arkansas' MFA Playwriting Program at Studio 404 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It received a staged reading by the Chelsea Rep Company at Shetler Studios in New York City in 2012. It was selected as one of the PlayLab featured plays at the 2013 Great Plains Theatre Conference and received a staged reading in Omaha, Nebraska.
Adam Esquenazi Douglas was born in Texas, grew up in Arkansas, and was raised by a Jewish man and a Cuban woman, and, somehow, he doesn’t have an accent. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas’ MFA Playwriting program, and ran away to New York City shortly thereafter. His work has been produced in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New York City, Canada, and Japan. He lives in Brooklyn where he drinks far too much coffee.