Robert Hubbard, Northwestern College theatre professor, will present his new solo show, How Helicopters Figure in My Dreams, on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the England Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. Tickets are free; seating is first-come, first-served.
The autobiographical play tells the story of an absent, alcoholic father and sensitive, artistic son, both of whom loved the Denver Broncos—especially during the years when the team was led by the legendary quarterback John Elway.
Though the father drifted in and out of homelessness during the son’s teenage years, he knew his dad would find a way to watch the Broncos. The father’s football fandom inspired the same fanaticism in the son, especially as he felt an irrational connection to his dad for a couple of hours every Sunday.
An experienced actor, director and playwright, Hubbard presented How Helicopters Figure in My Dreams at fringe festivals in Kansas City and Minneapolis this summer.