From the producers: Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that “good” versus “bad” is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed.
Audience Note: This performance contains loud recorded gun shots, live blanks, violence, and strobe effects.
Playwright Julia Cho’s plays - including "Durango," "The Winchester House," "BFE," "The Architecture of Loss" and "99 Histories" - have been produced by numerous companies including New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop. "Office Hour" had it's 2016 world premiere at South Coast Repertory in South Coast Repertory. Here's a video montage of that production:
The cast of "Office Hour" is led by Sue Jean Kim as schoolteacher Gina and Ki Hong Lee as troubled teen Dennis. Completing the cast are Greg Keller and Adeola Role.
What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and the original Off Broadway production of "Hamilton") and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.