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American Hwangap

Halcyon Theatre at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
4541 N. Spaulding, Chicago, IL, 60625 | directions
The cast features Gordon Chow (David Chun), Joseph Anthony Foronda (Min Suk Chun), Cheryl Hamada (Mary Chun), Jin Kim (Ralph Chun) and Helen Joo Lee (Esther Chun). Understudies include Joe Yau, Jay Españo, Francesca Atian and Ian Michael Smith.

American Hwangap tells a deftly observant, funny, and moving story about the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation during a weekend in the lives of the Chuns. After abandoning his family to return to his native South Korea, Min Suk Chun abruptly reappears in the lives of his ex-wife and children on the day of his hwangap, the traditional way of celebrating one’s 60th birthday in Korean culture. However, his ex-wife and kids, now adults, have moved on and do not readily welcome the patriarch back into the family with open arms. As his birthday approaches, Min Suk struggles to reunite his family and obtain forgiveness from the ones he loves most.

     RUN: Feb 24 - Apr 01, 2017

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