19:00, Tue 5th February 2008 - Sat 9th February 2008 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 3
Winner of ‘Best Play’ at the 1987 National Student Drama Awards, American Eagle follows the eponymous superhero and his creators at Miracle Comics through the turbulent years of the twentieth century. Drawn up in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, American Eagle is created by Bob Hickson, and editor Weissmuller, to reignite patriotism. Eagle must first fight Nazism, and is then forced by a series of editors, each with their own agenda, to battle Communism, and then lead the troops into Vietnam. But can the American Dream, and American Eagle, survive intact? The Cambridge premiere of the revised version of this play sees a small cast portray dozens of characters in an action-packed comic-book adventure!