Performing Arts’ Summer Stage begins next week with superhero shorts

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down.

Performing Arts’ annual Summer Stage festival kicks off June 19-23 with “The Daily Life of Superheroes.” The family-friendly performances feature two short plays, “Superheroes,” by Ian McWethy, and “Heroes Diassemble,” by Tobin Bates, Daryth Lennox, John Lennox and Harmony Taft. Both plays are directed by John Lennox and feature funny, fast-paced vignettes that explore how the heroes deal with life in street clothes.

All performances are free and begin 7 p.m. at LCC’s outdoor amphitheatre.

A student actor dressed as Superman looks shocked as he reads a Superman comic book in a comic book store.