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  Among the Dead at Spooky Action Theater

Among the Dead

Spooky Action Theater
1810 16th St NW Washington

Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea. Mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Three characters have to come to terms with their stories. Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Burma 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 young American soldier who fathered her daughter.

Thru - Mar 10, 2019

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $30-$40

Box Office: 301-920-1414

  Among the Dead Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Despite these few snags, the play will tug at your heart strings, jolt you to laugh, cry, and gasp in disbelief, and leave you with a cathartic sense of our shared humanity. The performance can be best described using the words uttered at least once by each character during moments of conflict and shame-"it's complicated.""
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Naomi Ducat

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Director Richard Henrich brings us a first-rate production of Jung's drama, Among the Dead. It is the story of Ana Woods (Julie M), who comes to Seoul in 1975, carrying the ashes of her dead father. She is not sure why she is there, but eventually, a purpose becomes clear. Ana embarks on a dreamlike journey based on the unanswered questions in her past. Despite the writer's emphasis on dislocation, Among the Dead leaves us with the feeling of connection against impossible odds."
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Sophia Howes

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...Richard Henrich directs sparingly and unflinchingly; it is as spare as the set (the bridge explosion and subsequent plunge into the river scene is a testament to body language and movement). This play is strong enough not to need extra embellishment."
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Mary Ann Johnson

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...In a production that teaches us subtly about Korean culture and the horrifying history of war crimes against women, actor Kyosin Kang steals the show as the sharpened survivor, Number Four. She morphs from rage to delight at a moment's notice, and draws the eye to her spring-coil movements and heartbreaking expressions even when she is not the focal point of the scene. Her frequent companion, Jesus, brings great levity to the play; as the sandal-wearing, board-hammering, spiritual guide, Nahm Darr draws many laughs while popping unpredictably out of different set windows to offer characters jokes and counsel."
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Kate Colwell

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