|Between: A Play about Growing up Adopted|
As an adoptee, I know that growing up adopted can be a bit confusing. It’s a bit like being in limbo at times. I am very interested in seeing what Amy’s take on this is. The play will be playing from April 8. Here is some information on the play:
“Mihyang adeptly embraces her characters ― from a confused young girl, desperate to assimilate in America, to a distraught woman confronting a forbidden pregnancy in Korea ― with heart-felt conviction, shifting the audience from empathy-laden sadness to laughter with ease.”
~ The Korea Herald
In association with Seoul Players: Amy Mihyang, New York actor and writer, will present the Asian Premiere production of “between” in April.
“Dear….mother.” How do you write a letter to the woman who gave you away 20 years ago? Combining adapted work by Asian and adoptee writers and Amy Mihyang’s original writing, “between” encapsulates her experiences as a Korean American woman, a New Yorker, and most of all, a transracial adoptee. Bringing the audience with her on the plane en route from NYC to Korea, the author contrasts her journey with the echoes of other adoptees and those touched by the act of adoption. Mihyang makes us ask ourselves, “Do we need to know where we came from in order to know where we’re going?”
(additional text credit: “Kira” adapted from “China Doll” by Alaina Wong. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Additional adapted text from Yun Jin Carson)
The Seoul production will be fully translated into Korean and English with the use of projected supertitles.
Venue: Club After Mainstage, Itaewon, 서울시 용산구 이태원동 132-3
Run Dates: April 8-17, 2011
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
Sundays at 4pm and 6pm
Tickets: 15,000 KRW. All proceeds will go to KUMFA
Booking: [email protected]
More info: www.seoulplayers.com
There will be a talk-back session with the audience following the 4pm Saturday performances.