Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

by  Jiehae Park

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

"If you’re keen to have your mind expanded by an evening of theater that is not going to be comparable to anything you’ll see anytime soon, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo is a good place to start." - Mail Tribune

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Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

by  Jiehae Park

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Inside the FedEx box are two things: a 100% bona-fide-heart’s-desire-level wish and a suicide note. Hannah tracks the package back to Korea, where her grandmother recently jumped from the roof of the Sunrise Dewdrop Apartment City for Senior Living onto the wrong side of the Demilitarized Zone. Oops.
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"If you’re keen to have your mind expanded by an evening of theater that is not going to be comparable to anything you’ll see anytime soon, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo is a good place to start." - Mail Tribune, Read More 

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  • OSF Trailer for Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
  • Interview with Jihae Park about Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Here and Now
    NYC and South Korea in the winter of 2011, just before the death of Kim Jong Il.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 4f
HANNAH (mid 30s) - doctor, about to become a board-certified pediatric neurologist. Control freak.
FATHER (50s) - professor. Keeps It Together for the Family. Emotionally clueless.
MOTHER (50s) - in a deep depression. Gardening fanatic and HGTV addict.
VOICE/ GRANDMA/ MRS. LEE/ OLD MAN IN COAT/ OFFICIAL/ NURSE/ MR. KWON/ KIM JONG IL/ GRANDMOTHER TIGER - trickster-lost-soul-friend-voice-of-god. May or may not have been here since the beginning of the world. Possible memory loss.
DANG (early-mid 20s) - recent graduate and professional slacker. Has-a-band-sort-of. Good kid.
GIRL (20s) - activist in search of a cause. Used-to-have-a-band-sort-of. Blunt.
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)

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Authors

Jiehae Park

JIEHAE PARK’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane MP, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, First Floor, Company One, Moxie), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Here We Are Here (Sundance Theater-Makers residency, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Princess Grace Works-in-Progress @ B ...

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Hannah and the Dread Gazebo premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR in March 2017 under the direction of Chay Yew.

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