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The Public Theater Announces Complete Casting for Office Hour

Ki Hong Lee, Sue Jean Kim, and more will star.

Sue Jean Kim joins the cast of Office Hour at The Public.
Sue Jean Kim joins the cast of Office Hour at The Public.
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The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Office Hour, written by Julia Cho and directed by Neel Keller. The production will begin performances on October 17 and run through December 3 with an official press opening on November 8. As the Public's First Performance "Free for All" continues this fall, free tickets to the first preview on October 17 will be available beginning October 10.

The complete cast of Office Hour features Greg Keller (David), Sue Jean Kim (Gina), Ki Hong Lee (Dennis), and Adeola Role (Genevieve).

With Office Hour, playwright Julia Cho offers a new drama about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends. In the play, Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that "good" versus "bad" is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed.

The production will feature scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

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