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The Public Theater announces cast of Office Hour

Sue Jean Kim

Ki Hong Lee
Sue Jean KimKi Hong Lee

The off-Broadway non-profit Public Theater has announced casting for the upcoming New York premiere of Julia Cho's Office Hour, directed by Neel Keller, which will play a limited engagement from October 17 to December 3, 2017, at the Public's Martinson Theater, with an official opening set for November 8.

Sue Jean Kim and Ki Hong Lee will lead the cast and are joined on stage by Greg Keller and Adeola Role.

Ms. Kim was last seen off-Broadway starring alongside Matthew Perry in 'The End of Longing.' Her other off-Broadway credits include the Playwrights Horizons productions of 'Aubergine,' 'Assistance,' 'The Drunken City,' and 'BFE,' as well as the Second Stage Theater production of 'Water By The Spoonful.' Her screen credits include "Bachelorette," "A Gifted Man," "X/Y," "James White," "Maggie's Plan," and "Cop Show."

Mr. Lee is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Minho in "The Maze Runner" movie franchise. Other screen credits include "Wish Upon," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "MotherLover," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," and "The Stanford Prison Experiment." This marks his off-Broadway debut.

Synopsis: "Office Hour is about a teacher (Kim) and student (Lee) desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends. 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. This inventive, penetrating new drama is about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope -- and the endless possibilities in between."

The creative team behind Office Hour features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and original music & sound design by Bray Poor.

- by Tom Millward

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