Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Suburbs. Texas. 2005.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Monologues, Scene work
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Steeped in the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation, American Hwangap tells the story of Min Suk Chun, who some 15 years earlier left his family in a West Texas suburb to return to his native Korea. On the occasion of his 60th birthday (hwangap), a milestone signifying the completion of the Eastern Zodiac and a type of rebirth, he returns to his ex-wife and now adult children as they struggle to reconcile their broken past with the mercurial, verbose and often exasperating patriarch now back at the head of the table. Through a tense birthday weekend filled with humor, heartbreak and half-filled expectations, this American hwangap and its aftermath bears a family not quite whole but still somehow transformed, and not quite happy but still somehow beautiful.
"A DELIGHT TO WATCH." - The New York Times, Read More
"[A] touching family drama." - Variety, Read More
"As refreshingly original in its point of view as in its quirky humor and affecting relationships." - The San Francisco Gate, Read More
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American Hwangap was first produced by the The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, California.