“If Arthur Miller were also a doctor on the side, he might have written a play like Unlikely Heroes”
- Hap Erstein, Florida Theatre on Stage
WORLD PREMIERE FAMILY DRAMEDY STARRING AVI HOFFMAN
Dark secrets, anger, laughter, love, and hope are woven into the fabric of this riveting new dramedy about a dysfunctional family (is there another kind?) that is faced with seemingly insurmountable circumstances. How fragile are the bonds that hold our families together? What defines heroism?
Sometimes strength can be a weakness and weakness a strength.
Meet our Star/Director
Avi was born ‘Avrum Ber’, son of Mendl and Miriam Hoffman, in 1958 in The Bronx, NY. A child of Holocaust survivors, Avi was taught at an early age to appreciate the beauty and depth of the Jewish culture, literature, music and tradition. At age 10, he was featured in his first professional production – “Bronx Express” – at the Yiddish Folksbiene Theater on East Broadway. The New York Times review said: “Avremele Hoffman displays a sense of humor.”
By 1969 his family had moved to Israel, and over the next 9 years Avi continued to perform in dozens of Hebrew and English plays, as well as two Israeli television series and a film – BLOOMFIELD – directed by and starring Richard Harris. In 1977, he returned to the US and got his BFA in Drama from the U. of Miami, graduating cum laude.