On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly women spend their dying days diving to harvest seafood. Across the globe, a Korean-Canadian playwright wrestles with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories." More…
From the show:
On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories about her identity. This “fascinating, audacious and deftly satirical” new play by Celine Song, directed by Sammi Cannold, questions what we inherit and challenges who dictates the terms.
See it if You want to see an artist finding her voice. You still believe whites control content and perception in art, theater and life.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the unraveling of at least three plots as they then begin to interweave. A tremendous amount of swearing.
See it if Like diving into the unknown, choppy waters of the past with strange surprises and emerging in the present. Interesting immigration story.
Don't see it if Meta, non linear, playwright writing the play in the play, some strange parts aren’t your thing. Cussing older women disturb you.
See it if Delightful and surprising this dual tale has you switching back and forth between older Korean fisherwomen and a contemporary NY playwright.
Don't see it if angsty examination of white-centric male playwrights and cultural disassociation and ancestral heritage
See it if you want to see three Korean women with a way of life that is quickly becoming extinct - diving in the ocean for subsistence.
Don't see it if you don't like direct address to the audience; the "playwright" agonizing with you; mixing reality with absurdity.
See it if Was expecting (hoping!) to love this, but didn't find it as pointed as it could have been- mostly a little too broad, a little too gimmicky.
Don't see it if Some nice moments (the staging, the diving scenes, the "white play"), but never felt it hit as hard or as smart as it could have.
See it if interested in lives of people vastly different from yours and a world away, you enjoy masterfully written plays, especially about women.
Don't see it if you only like musicals, light fare or you lack imagination.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful, engaging, funny, interesting commentary on the role of race and location in America; it's brilliantly clever!
Don't see it if you need a strongly cohesive narrative; don't like meta theatre