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No More Sad Things - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

No More Sad Things

Hansol Jung

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573705700

"No More Sad Thingsis a beguiling, winningly-acted fable about the kind of week-long acquaintance that can change the trajectory of your life." - Time Out Chicago

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Maui, Ka’anapali Beach.


No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings


Mild Adult Themes




College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A girl catches a last-minute flight to Maui. A boy finds girl on the shores of Ka’anapali. Something strange and something familiar pulls them closer. They have sex on the beach. They are surprised. They spend the week together. But eventually girl catches the flight back home to Akron, Ohio. The girl is thirty-two. The boy is fifteen.


"A smart, poignant and often funny play that sets you up to watch a typically post-modern, woman-centered romantic comedy, only then to subvert and satirize many of the elements of that genre." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"No More Sad Things is a beguiling, winningly acted fable about the kind of week-long acquaintance that can change the trajectory of your life." - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"This well-crafted tale of an improbable yet somehow inevitable relationship is a gorgeous piece of theatre [...] Jung indeed is a master of blending, with the past and the present, the real and the theatrical, the idiosyncratically comedic and the deeply sad all weaving seamlessly into one story." - Splash Magazine, Read More 

"Hilarious and tender...the language Jung gives [Jessiee] is charming, surprising, and occasionally quite beautiful. - The Stranger, Read More

Check out these photos from Sideshow Theatre Company's production of No More Sad Things in November 2015.

No More Sad Things co-premiered in production by the Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, IL in November 2015 under the direction of Elly Green, and in production by the Boise Contemporary Theatre in Boise, ID under the direction of Julia Ritchey.



2m, 1f

JESSIEE - Female, 32 years old.
KAHEKILI - Male, 15 years old. A Hawaiian waterman.
GUIDEBOOK - a guide through things. 
  • Boise Contemporary Theatre's trailer for No More Sad Things

Hansol Jung

Hansol Jung

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Plays include Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theatre), Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville), No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, Chicago and Boise Contemporary Theatre), Wolf Play, and Wild Goose Dreams. Commissions from Playwrights Horizons, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant with Ma-Yi ... view full profile

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