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Cardboard Piano - Full Length Play, Drama

Cardboard Piano

Hansol Jung

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 2f

ISBN: PMS0000000158

"Haunting...authentic...Jung’s characters never offer clear answers to what is to be done when hearts and lives are broken from violence and denunciation, but this promising playwright’s story suggests a power in facing the damage done and picking up the pieces to inform each step forward." -Louisville Courier-Journal

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

105 Minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s

Settings Of Play - A township in Northern Uganda. Part I is New Year’s Eve 1999. Part II is A Wedding Anniversary 2014 .

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Northern Uganda on the eve of the millennium: The daughter of American missionaries and a local teenage girl steal into a darkened church to seal their love in a secret, makeshift wedding ceremony. But when the surrounding war zone encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Confronting the religious and cultural roots of intolerance, Cardboard Piano explores violence and its aftermath, as well as the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness and love.

REVIEWS 

"Haunting...authentic...Jung’s characters never offer clear answers to what is to be done when hearts and lives are broken from violence and denunciation, but this promising playwright’s story suggests a power in facing the damage done and picking up the pieces to inform each step forward." - Louisville Courier-Journal, Read More 

"The action is grounded in the personal but is looking hard at current events in Uganda...It’s a delicate balance, and Jung walks the tightrope with skill and grace. The characters are well drawn and meaty, and their interpersonal conflict is engaging. But Jung leaves herself plenty of room for questions and accusations that reach far beyond the borders of Uganda." - Louisville Insider, Read More 


Check out these photos from the Actors Theatre of Louisville production of Cardboard Piano in March 2016.


Cardboard Piano premiered as a part of the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY in March 2016 under the direction of Leigh Silverman.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CHRIS - 16 in Part I, age 30 in Part II. Any Ethinicity, American
ADIEL - 16, Acholi, Ugandan
PIKA - 13, Acholi, nationality unspecified
SOLDIER - early 20s, Acholi, nationality unspecified
PAUL
- 27, Acholi, Ugandan, played by Soldier from Part I
RUTH - late 20s, Bugandan, Ugandan, played by Adiel from Part I
FRANCIS - late teens to early 20s, Acholi, Ugandan. Played by Pika from Part I
Videos
  • First look at Cardboard Piano at the 2016 Humana Festival

Author
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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