Among the Dead by Hansol Jung

Mon, 03/11/2019

Among the Dead by Hansol Jung

Among the Dead by Hansol Jung
directed by Deborah Block
 
Season Sponsor: Bruce and Giuliana Zallie from Zallie Supermarkets
 
Philadelphia Premiere
May 2 - May 26
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street
 
Featuring: James Kern, Bi Jean Ngo, Claris Park, and Cathy Simpson 
 
Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.
 
“A smart and stinging new play.” - The New York Times
 
For mature audiences only. Includes drug use and graphic descriptions of sexual violence.