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GHOST GIRL – A NEW PLAY BY SUE PAK

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments · theater

If you’re a fan of Ghost Adventures, Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, A Haunting, Most Haunted USA, Ghost Hunters Academy, Fear and like Theater…. you’ll like this. I posted a blog about my being a fireguard and am now part of a terrific production called Ghost Girl. Erin Gillmore who read my blog asked if I was available and I said sure, I’d help out. Thanks Google! The great thing about this production is that you can see it for free over the next few days in Manhattan because it is funded by a grant. Free theater (or as I had previously blogged about cheap theater – see previous post), is a good thing for all.

“Ghost Girl” is a new play by korean-american writer Sue Pak.

In April of 2000 a bright, funny, accomplished, overachieving MIT student took her own life by setting herself on fire. What could possess anyone, let alone someone so seemingly happy and successful, to take their own life in such a brutal and horrific way? It was this question that set playwright Sue Pak on the psychological, historical, and ultimately personal, journey that culminated in the writing of this powerful, provocative and magical new play: Ghost Girl.

The back story takes place during the height of the Japanese occupation of Korea. 13-year-old Heewon is sold into sexual slavery. Five years and two occupiers later she escapes her brutal existence by marrying an American Officer who wisks her away to a small, Midwestern suburb. Desperate to create a new life and, more importantly, protect her daughter from her shameful past, she turns her back on the girl she once was. But that girl will not be silenced, transforming instead into Ghost Girl who relentlessly terrorizes Heewon, and later her daughter, Moran, driving them both to commit increasingly unreasonable, desperate acts. Only when Heewon acknowledges and accepts her past, can she effectively exorcise the Ghost Girl from their lives.

I will be playing the part of the Fireguard. Performances at The Workshop Theater NYC, August 18th-21st. Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sat-Sun at 2pm.

Click the Ghost Girl image to see Playwright Sue Pak talk a little about her work.

GO SEE GHOST GIRL - A NEW PLAY FOR FREE THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY

CLICK TO SEE GHOST GIRL INTERVIEW

If you’re in NYC this weekend, go see #Ghost Girl http://www.brianmclane.com/?p=2868

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