Among the Dead by Hanson Jung

Theatre Exile
1340 S. 13th street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
When: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 11:00pm

Types: Art
Price Ranges: $10-$40
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Time: Mon-Thurs - 7pm, Fri & Sat- 8pm, Sunday- 3pm 

Description:Among the Deadis a dark and poignant comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. A shape-shifting Jesus serves as the intermediary of this story, which weaves together three separate time periods through one central location – a small hotel room in Korea. Among the Deadfollows a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944; a Korean “comfort woman” in 1950s Seoul awaiting the return of the American soldier who fathered her daughter; and a young Korean American woman traveling to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. 

 

“Comedy of the laugh-out-loud variety is the surprising top note in Hansol Jung’s surreal, somberly titled “Among the Dead,” a smart and stinging new play that delves into painful business indeed.” – The New York Times