by Lloyd Suh
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 2f
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.
"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: The Heart of A Family
by Amy Rose Marsh
February 12, 2015
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Suburbs. Texas. 2005.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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.
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
- Ensemble cast