Hoon Lee
(© Tristan Fuge)
Hoon Lee
(© Tristan Fuge)
Michi Barall, Mia Katigbak, Peter Kim, Hoon Lee, and James Saito will star in the New York premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap, to be co-presented by The Play Company and Ma-Yi Theater at The Wild Project, May 9-June 7, with an opening set for May 17. Trip Cullman will direct the production.

Set in a West Texas suburb, the comedy involves a Korean American family preparing for the return of the husband and father who left them 15 years earlier to go back to his native Korea. He is coming back to the U.S. to celebrate his "hwangap" -- the Korean expression for the traditional, much-revered milestone of one's 60th birthday -- although his wife and grown children wonder about the real reason for his homecoming.

The production will feature scenic design by Erik Flatmo, costume design by Junghyun Georgie Lee, lighting design by Paul Whitaker, and sound design by Fitz Patton.

For more information, visit www.ma-yitheatre.org.