Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The History of Invulnerability
For many, Superman means simple optimism. Good always trumps evil; honor is clear and unyielding. Few know the hero’s real-life origins. But now the Milwaukee Rep is bringing the story of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, to the stage. According to the show’s director, Mark Clements, Siegel’s struggles amid the turmoil of World War II create a captivating look at comic book heroes emerging in “a much more personal place, ultimately manifesting the most altruistic fantasies of their creators.” Clements promises an ambitious production with a small cast taking on more than 100 characters and the most expansive use of video projection in Rep history.