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Hannah and the Dread Gazebo


Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

Written by Jiehae Park
Directed by Jennifer Chang
Produced by The Fountain Theatre in association with East West Players
Producing Underwriters: Lorraine Evanoff, Laurel and Robert Silton
Starring Hahn Cho, Monica Hong, Elaine Kao, Wonjung Kim, Gavin Lee, Jully Lee

The Fountain Theatre in association with East West Players presents
The Southern California Premiere of

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FINALIST! Francesca Primus Prize sponsored by the American Theatre Critics Association

A recent hit at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

Masterful! So powerful and indescribably beautiful.” – Stanford Daily.

This is theater as it should be — blisteringly original, acerbically funny, powerfully dramatic and deeply thought-provoking.” Mail Tribune

Hannah is two weeks away from becoming a neurologist when she gets a strange package in the mail from her grandmother in South Korea, who may or may not have just ended her own life. A surreal, funny and heartbreaking adventure leads Hannah on a journey back to her homeland and the forbidden Demilitarized Zone that divides South and North Korea. A startling comedy about a daughter, a mother, a grandmother and the mystery that connects them.

Low-Price Previews Aug. 14-16
Opens Sat. Aug. 17
Runs thru Sun. Sept. 22
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and Pay What You Want Mondays at 8pm.
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Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

Jiehae Park’s plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane MP, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, First Floor, Company One, Moxie), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Here We Are Here (Sundance Theater-Makers residency, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Princess Grace Works-in-Progress @ Baryshnikov Arts Center), The Aves (McCarter Spotlight Festival), and contributions to Wondrous Strange (Humana/Actor’s Theatre of Louisville). Her work has been developed through the Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, the Public’s Emerging Writers Group, p73’s i73, Playwrights Horizons, CTG Writers Workshop, NYTW, Atlantic, Old Globe, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai Conference, BAPF, and the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Awards: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace, Weissberger, ANPF Women’s Invitational; two years on the Kilroys List. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, Geffen, OSF, Williamstown, MTC/Sloan. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. As a performer, she most recently appeared in Ripe Time/Naomi Iizuka’s adaption of Murakami’s SLEEP (BAM Next Wave, Yale Rep) and Celine Song’s ENDLINGS (ART). TV: staff writer, season one of Marvel’s RUNAWAYS. She is a NYTW Usual Suspect, Lincoln Center Theater New Writer in Residence, former Hodder Fellow, and current New Dramatist. BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.

Creative Team:
Directed by Jennifer Chang
Production Stage Manager Bryan P. Clements
Scenic & Video Design by Yee Eun Nam
Sound Design & Original Compositions by Howard Ho
Lighting Designer by Rebecca Bonebrake
Properties Design by Michael Allen Angel
Costume Designer by Ruoxuan Li
Magic by Dominik Krzanowski

Check out some pics from our first production meeting!


BroadwayWorld – Press Announcement – June 26, 2019