Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the world premiere of a surreal dark comedy about three fractured family members who find each other through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus. More…
Korean American Ana travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean "comfort woman" camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the US soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus posing as a bellboy.
See it if You want to support young writers. The plot format is imaginative. The space is well used.
Don't see it if Senseless murder and rape offend you. A GI negotiates a jungle by lying to, using, then abandoning to prostitution a native woman.
See it if you like quality theater and innovative storytelling....this play has strong writing, smart staging, and impressive acting going for it
Don't see it if you're too lazy to experience a multi-layered intricate story. You prefer linear structure
See it if If you want to be moved, if you're interested in humans struggling, if you like intimate performances
Don't see it if If seeing onstage rape would bother you, if you're just looking for a fun show
See it if you want to experience a new take on a family reunion story and are also interested in seeing a new spin on a war narrative.
Don't see it if you only like linear plots and/or have trouble following multiple storylines at once (there are 3 storylines in this instance).