Opens Nov 08

Office Hour

Members say: Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious, Intense, Edgy
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Playwright Julia Cho ('The Language Archive') returns to the Public with the New York premiere of this taut drama about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends.

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Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that 'good' versus 'bad' is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed.

 

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During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want you see a show with profound message behind it that is highly relevant in the US.

Don't see it if you are easily frightened by gun shots.

Also Sue Jean Kim was truly amazing in the show. She conveyed her character... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're looking for a nuanced interrogation of gun violence and the people behind school shootings. Puts voices on stage we haven't seen.

Don't see it if the play is overlong, and doesn't quite live up to its full narrative potential. However a lot can change in previews, and I expect it will.

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During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are curious to what could drive someone to gun violence. Interesting character play.

Don't see it if gun violence is disturbing to you. The story and some action revolve around this.

Also I saw this at the first preview. Some scenes are overlong, I'm sure so... Read more Read less