American Hwangap @ Halcyon Theatre

Events > 2017 > March > American Hwangap @ Halcyon Theatre

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Created by Julian Ramirez

3253 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

WHAT: Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre present the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh’s American Hwangap

SO WHAT:American Hwangap tells the deftly observant, funny, and moving story about the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation during a weekend in the lives of the Chuns. After abandoning his family to return to his native South Korea, Min Suk Chun abruptly reappears in the lives of his ex-wife and children on the day of his hwangap, the traditional way of celebrating one’s 60th birthday in Korean culture. However, his ex-wife and kids, now adults, have moved on and do not readily welcome the patriarch back into the family with open arms. As his birthday approaches, Min Suk struggles to reunite his family and obtain forgiveness from the ones he loves most.”

NOW WHAT: Tickets for American Hwangap are $20 for guaranteed advance admission or through the Radical Hospitality program, which sees Halcyon Theatre holding a number of seats for first come, first serve, free entrance starting one hour before every show.

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