Arts & Culture

Theater Review: ‘Hero’s Welcome’

Baba (Evelyn Hoskins), a young wife, and her husband, Murray (Richard Stacey), a war hero returning to his hometown after a long absence, in “Hero’s Welcome.” (Tony Bartholomew)
Baba (Evelyn Hoskins), a young wife, and her husband, Murray (Richard Stacey), a war hero returning to his hometown after a long absence, in “Hero’s Welcome.” (Tony Bartholomew)

NEW YORK—Few things can do more harm than malicious rumors, insinuations, and outright lies, as Alan Ayckbourn’s “Hero’s Welcome” makes clear. The show is making...


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Directed & Adapted by JOHN DOYLE

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Cast
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