Full Length Play
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
Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes
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.
"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.