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Cardboard Piano

Oct 26 - Dec 2, 2018

By Hansol Jung

Regional Premiere

16-year old Chris just wants to find a safe place to live with the girl she loves- not an easy task in 1999 Uganda. Determined to be together, Chris, the daughter of American missionaries and Adiel, a local girl, meet in the village church to marry in secret. When the war outside the church walls breaks its way into their sanctuary in the form of a wounded child-soldier, all three lives become tied together forever. Cardboard Piano is a riveting testament to the power of the past to shape the future, and the bonds of love, family, and forgiveness.

 

By Hansol Jung

Directed by Tom Bruett

 

Produced in partnership with Museum of the African Diaspora

 

REVIEWS

 

“Deeply moving new play” - Courier Journal


“It’s a story with a resonant and rewarding ring of truth” - Twin Cities Pioneer Press


“Characters and situations will remain in your thoughts long after the show comes to an end” - ArtsATL


“... Demonstrates the fragile quality of mercy” - KDHX


“This play is fascinating” - San Diego Gay and Lesbian News


ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

 

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. She received the 2018 Whiting Award for Drama, and her plays have been developed internationally, including Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Repertory’s Ground Floor, O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference, and Ma-Yi Theater Company. She holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab.



Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Her plays have been developed internationally, including Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Repertory’s Ground Floor, O’Neill Theatre Center’s New Play Conference, and Ma-Yi Theater Company. She holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab.

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