Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HFC Theatre Arts presents Kenneth Lonergan’s "Lobby Hero" June 13-23

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2019
Location: 
Adray Auditorium (F-100) in MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Bldg. F)
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The HFC Theatre Arts Dept. presents Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, which runs June 13-23 in the Adray Auditorium in the Grant U. MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F) on the main campus.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and directed by HFC theater instructor Brandon Grantz, Lobby Hero will run for eight performances on the following dates and times:
• Thursday, June 13, at 8:00 p.m.
• Friday, June 14, at 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, June 20, at 8:00 p.m.
• Friday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, June 22, at 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Loyalties are strained, truth becomes elusive

The plot of Lobby Hero follows Jeff, a down-on-his-luck security guard, who gets drawn into a murder investigation in Manhattan. As Jeff’s tightly-wound supervisor, William, is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive female rookie cop named Dawn must stand up to her seasoned partner, Bill, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. Truth becomes elusive, and justice comes at a high price.

The cast of Lobby Hero stars the following HFC students:
• Jesse Mattox, of Inkster, as Jeff
• Carlos Snow, of Redford, as William
• Sasha Joelle Johnson, of Detroit, as Dawn
• Nate Wilhelm, of Woodhaven, as Bill

Kenneth Lonergan

Lobby Hero was created and written by Lonergan, the screenwriter who wrote/co-wrote the films Analyze This, Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea.

Lobby Hero premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. A revival opened on Broadway in 2018, starring Chris Evans (Avengers: Endgame), Michael Cera (Juno), Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Bel Powely (White Boy Rick). The play was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

“I chose this show because it is relevant to the world in which we currently live in,” said Grantz. “Even though this play was written 18 years ago, you feel like it is one of Kenneth Lonergan’s newer works. Great writing can transcend time.”

WARNING: Lobby Hero contains profanity and adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tickets range from $12 for general admission and $10 for HFC employees and students with a valid photo ID. Purchase tickets here. For questions or more information, contact Grantz at bsgrantz@hfcc.edu.