Coleman '72 at South Coast Rep
I spent this week at South Coast Repertory, collaborating and workshopping Charlie Oh's emotionally powerful play, Coleman '72. I joined the incredible cast of Tess Lina, Albert Park, Esther K. Chae, and Angela Lin in this exploration, directed by Chay Yew.
Jenn, Michelle and Joey look back at the summer of 1972, when their Korean American family piled into the Buick for an All-American road trip—spontaneously orchestrated by their father. From Milwaukee to Los Angeles and back again, they hit the open plains, stocked with kimchi, banchan and lemon drops, rickety Coleman camper in tow. But Korean parents and American kids hold conflicting ideas of what they’re looking for and the real purpose of their journey comes to light. A funny and touching world premiere by an exciting new voice.
South Coast Rep is planning to produce Coleman '72 in the 2022-2023 season. Learn more here: https://www.scr.org/plays/plays-landing/season-at-a-glance/