THRILLING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING
A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre
By Julia Cho
Directed by Lisa Peterson
JAN 17 – FEB 11, 2018
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 30 minutes with no intermission. (No re-entry to the theatre)
A college student hides behind dark glasses, a baseball cap pulled low, and writings that disturb and provoke. Is he just venting or is he really troubled? Gina, his writing professor, is the only one willing to get close, to try to understand what the student is going through. But at what peril to herself? The newest play from Obie Award-winning playwright Julia Cho is a thrilling ride through the psyches of two people learning to empathize with one another. “Office Hour has undeniable topicality … This is a small play, but before you realize it, its rippling current has taken you far from the safety of shore,” said the Los Angeles Times.
Please note: This performance contains loud recorded gun shots, live blanks, violence, and strobe effects.
PREPARE FOR THE SHOW
Take a look at our helpful information packet from Long Wharf’s Education Department. Filled with information about the play’s setting and characters, research on the topics the show addresses, and other important resources, it has everything you need to know when you come to see Office Hour. READ NOW
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
- ED Lab – 1/6/18 Read about it in The Arts Paper
- Challenging Assumptions on Youth & Mental Health – 1/9/18 Read about it in the New Haven Independent
- Otherness and Outsider’s Story Slam – 1/22/18
- Artists in Conversation: Lisa Peterson – 1/23/18
- Community Giving Night: Sandy Hook Promise – 1/25/18
- Practicing Anti- Violence in Our Community – 1/31/18
- Sunday Symposium – 2/4/18
Talkbacks offered following most performances
Set Design: Matt Saunders
Costume Design: Maggie Morgan
Lighting Design: Scott Zielinski
Original Music and Sound Design: Robert Kaplowitz
DANIEL CHUNG (Dennis) Favorite credits: Every 28 Hours, The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident (Faultline Theater). Numerous staged readings (PlayGround, SF Playwrights Foundation). Daniel studies at Berg Studios and graduated from UCLA.
JACKIE CHUNG (Gina) Long Wharf Theatre: Macbeth 1969. Off Broadway: microcrisis, The Children of Vonderly (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Public Theater/NYSF), After. (Partial Comfort Productions). Regional: Caught (Firefly Theater & Films), Tiger Style! (La Jolla Playhouse), different words for the same thing (Center Theatre Group), brownsville song (b-side for Tray) (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival), Fast Company (South Coast Repertory). Film/TV: “Grey’s Anatomy,” Deadbeat, Someone Else. Ms. Chung is a member of Partial Comfort Productions and the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
JEREMY KAHN (David) Regional: Peerless (Marin Theatre Company), Bad Jews (Capital Stage Company), Another Way Home (Magic Theatre), Peter and the Starcatcher (Theatreworks Silicon Valley), Tigers Be Still, The Fantasticks, Kimberly Akimbo, 1 2 3 (San Francisco Playhouse), Tortilla Curtain (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Wittenberg (Aurora Theatre Company), The Liar, Baskerville, It Shoulda Been You, The Storytelling Ability of a Boy (Center REPertory Company), The Rover (Shotgun Players), Max Understood (Paul Dresher Ensemble), Moonshiner (Jackalope Theatre Company), Shakespod (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008), and Would (NYC Fringe Festival 2012). Television and independent film: Looking (HBO), Unleashed, The Etruscan Smile (2017), Dirt (2017), and After Effect. Bachelors of Fine Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University. ActorJeremyKahn.com
KERRY WARREN (Genevieve) is excited to make her debut at Long Wharf Theatre in Office Hour. Her New York credits include: The River on Broadway with Hugh Jackman (u/s Woman), Good Grief at Intar (Jessica), This Is How It Ends (Anti Christ) in Summer Shorts at E59th59th Theatres, and Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) with the Mobile Unit at The Public directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Regionally, she has performed at Dallas Theatre Center in Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), at Center Stage in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Cassandra), at Arena Stage in The Originalist (Cat), and at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Twelfth Night (Viola) and The Book of Will (Alice). She is a graduate of the Juilliard School Group 42. kerryawarren.com