Acadiana 365’s Pick of the Day: AUI presents ‘Supermen’

Acting Unlimited presents the premiere of "Supermen," a play about the two creators of the legendary comic book superhero.

Acting Unlimited presents the Louisiana premiere of Supermen, a new play from Brooklyn playwright Adam Esquenazi Douglas.

Set in the midst of World War II, the play centers around two young, Jewish comic book creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who eventually create the greatest superhero of all time Superman and change the world forever.

But this play also delves into the true, blood-soaked story behind the creation of the Man of Steel the immense tragedy the character created for the two artists for generations to come.

Supermen reveals the secret origin of the world's first and most iconic superhero as well as the real life heroes and villains that created him.

Supermen premieres on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre 810, located at 810 Jefferson St., and runs all weekend from Sept. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on Sept. 21-22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at AUISupermen.Eventbrite.com, at the Theatre 810 box office or by calling 337-484-0172. For more information about Supermen and AUI's upcoming productions, visit ActingUnlimited.org.