NOW ON STAGE
MAY 2 – MAY 26, 2019
By Julia Cho
Directed by Mathew Wright
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning playwright
Alarmed by his grisly writings, a professor invites a troubled student to her office to shed light on – and build a bridge across – the dark clouds that surround him. As the clock ticks down and tensions rise, she learns that notions of “good” and “bad” are dangerous illusions. A stirring call for empathy and a bold experiment in form, this searing play tackles thorny issues of gun violence, immigration, and “the other” to reveal our essential, human need for connection.
Content note: Office Hour features realistic, non-firing prop guns, loud recorded gun shots, and depictions of violence.
Office Hour runs 90 minutes with no intermission.
…vital, honest, and valuable. …Office Hour is interested not only in the question of gun violence, but in the painful, isolating struggle faced by the children of immigrant parents in this country.” —NY Magazine
“…[an] urgent and sensitive drama… tense and extremely well thought out… What is so gripping about the play…is the ever-present fear of horrific violence that permeates the space, even as sympathy grows for Dennis. …Cho effectively calls for compassion and outreach from a society that commonly creates violent loners out of troubled children.” —Broadway World
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From the Blog
April 24th, 2019
Christian Quinto – who last appeared on the ArtsWest stage in the 2018 production of Jane Eyre: The Musical – plays the troubled student Dennis in Julia Cho’s Office Hour, directed by Mathew Wright and playing at ArtsWest May 2 – May 26. Get more information about the play here,…