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American Hwangap - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

American Hwangap

Lloyd Suh

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573697470

 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. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Suburbs. Texas. 2005.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Monologues, Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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.


REVIEWS

"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


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

AMERICAN HWANGAP: The Heart of A Family
by Amy Rose Marsh 
February 12, 2015


American Hwangap was first produced by the The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, California.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Ensemble cast

MIN SUK CHUN - 59, a Korean immigrant to the US, returned to Korea and now back again. Probably either tall, large, or otherwise imposing. His English is actually quite good though rusty, it comes and goes, but he speaks quickly, often and confidently even when he doesn’t have the words.
MARY CHUN - 58, his ex-wife. Reinvented. A modern Asian-American woman. Speaks proficient English, though may be tinged with only a very slight accent.
RALPH CHUN - 29, their youngest son. Brilliant, damaged. Lives in his mother’s basement.
ESTHER CHUN - 31, their daughter. Twice divorced, a perpetual student. Unsettled.
DAVID CHUN - 34, their eldest son. An investment banker. Away.
Author
Lloyd Suh

Lloyd Suh

Lloyd Suh is the author of American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, The Children of Vonderly, Masha No Home and others, produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Mama ETC, Magic Theatre (SF), Denver Center Theatre Company, East West Players (LA), and internationally at the Cultural Center of the ... view full profile

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