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Garage (차고) (October 14-22, 2017)

CAST: 

David: Jamie Horan

Susan: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Brandon: Jason Cutler

 

CREW:

Director: Michael Downey

SSC Artistic Director & Producer: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Stage Manager: Megan Hammond

Lighting Designer/Operator: Megan Hammond

Poster Concept: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Poster Graphic Design: Charles Jeong

Sound Design: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan

Venue Coordinator & Interpreter: Charles Jeong

Surtitles Translator: Charles Jeong

Photographer: Robert Michael Evans

Program Editor: Lauren Ash-Morgan

Surtitles Operators: Charles Jeong, A.J. Toure

Surtitles Formatting: Lauren Ash-Morgan, Charles Jeong

Video Recording: Kevin Lambert

NOTES ABOUT PLACES TO EAT 

AND THE 143 BUS

 

Since Garage is only an hour long, it’s the perfect length to combine with dinner! And it just so happens that one of our favorite Indian restaurants, Manokamana, is just down the street, (at the main intersection, diagonally across from the Daiso. On the 2nd floor, above a CU Mart.). Our The Winter’s Tale cast loved going there last spring. Here’s their website: http://www.mankamana.com/  

 

If you’re looking for a quick bite before or after the show, that same intersection also has a Subway (near Manokamana) and a McDonald’s (near the Daiso). For those who’d like coffee or tea, there’s Starbucks and Tom & Tom’s there as well (near the Olleh store). And of course there are lots of other places in the area for food or drinks as well!

For those living in the HBC/Kyunglidan area, the south-bound 143 bus will pick you up at that same intersection and take you home. (But the closest north-bound 143 stop is either Hyehwa Station/Marronnier Park or Hyehwa Rotary. You can follow our walking directions from either of those locations to the theater.)

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Dress rehearsal photos 
by Robert Michael Evans:

PRESS ABOUT THE SHOW:

Keun Soli Magazine 큰소리 매거진:
"SSC's brutal Garage (차고) builds tension through character"
https://www.keunsolimagazine.com/community/ssc-garage
(Theatre review)

 

The Korea Herald:
"SSC ratchets up the drama with ‘Garage’"  
"Seoul Shakespeare Company returns to the stage with a claustrophobic contemporary tale of grudges and recriminations."

 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171010000901  

 

The Korea Times:

"Seoul Shakespeare Company stages 'Garage'"

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/10/177_237840.html

Interview with Lauren Ash-Morgan (SSC Artistic Director, Producer, "Susan") 

"It is a gripping piece of theatre, and you won’t find anything else like it here in Seoul."
(Click on the image below):

Rehearsal photos 
by Robert Michael Evans:

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Garage

차고

 

"This here's an arena."

(한글 안내는 여기를 클릭하세요.)

 

October 14-15 and 21-22

Studio SK in Daehangno

 

IN ENGLISH, WITH KOREAN SUBTITLES

 

Ticket Reservation Form: www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/ticket-reservation-form

 

This October, Seoul Shakespeare Company boldly expands its repertoire and presents Garage, an original, raw, intimate, and uncompromising piece of contemporary theatre.

 

High school English teacher David, and his wife, Susan, return to David’s rural hometown in Arkansas for the funeral of his estranged, alcoholic father. While visiting the emptied-out garage where his father used to fix cars, the couple unexpectedly encounters Brandon, David’s childhood bully. During an alcohol-infused night in the garage together, David, Susan, and Brandon reveal parts of themselves in unexpected, intimate, sometimes violent ways.

 

Directed by Michael Downey (director of our recent productions The Winter’s Tale and Much Ado About Nothing), and starring Jamie Horan (Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing), Lauren Ash-Morgan (Paulina and Beatrice), and Jason Cutler (Shepherd and Borachio/Friar), this play breaks new ground for our company and gives audiences a chance to see some familiar faces in new theatrical territory.

 

Garage was originally devised by Dive Theatre in New York City (written by Michael Hogwood, Nathan Riley, Bryce Kemph, Jenna Kirk, and Jason Cutler), with rewrites in 2014 by Jason Cutler. 

 

From the original production:

“Terrifying.” 

“Heartbreaking.”

New York Theatre Review
 

“Garage has got some teeth!”

“The set-up of this play just plain works.”

nytheatre.com

 

Warning: Adult language, sexual themes, mild violence.

This play is appropriate for adults, college students, and very mature high school students. Not appropriate for children.

 

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, October 14: 7pm

Sunday, October 15: 3pm

Sunday, October 15: 7pm

Saturday, October 21: 3pm

Saturday, October 21: 7pm

Sunday, October 22: 3pm

Sunday, October 22: 7pm

 

Approximate running time: 1 hour 

 

There will be a talk-back with the audience after our Sunday 3pm shows.

 

LOCATION

Location: Studio SK (in Daehangno)

15-10 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (see link to map below)

 

Directions from Hyehwa Station (혜화역) (Line 4):

Come out of Exit 4 and turn left immediately. Follow that street (for about 3 minutes) until you get to the main road. 

Cross the main road. Head immediately down the side street (between the Olleh store on your left and the Daiso on your right). Follow that side street for about 2 minutes until you reach the T World store on the left-hand side of the street. (You'll also see a Pizza School on the right-hand side of the street.)

Turn left at the T World store. You'll be able to see the yellow and blue Studio SK sign from there. Follow the sign to the theater. 

(Total walking time from the subway station: 8-10 minutes) 

 

Video directions from Hyehwa Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqb5z3-Wx58 

 

Alternative directions, from Hyehwa Rotary:

If you are coming from Hyehwa Rotary, take the road between the NY English Studio (on the left) and the Paris Baguette (on the right). Walk for about 4 minutes, and take the first right after the McDonald's (just before the Olleh store at the corner.) Follow that street for about 2 minutes until you reach the T World store on the left-hand side of the street. (You'll also see a Pizza School on the right-hand side of the street.)

Turn left at the T World store. You'll be able to see the yellow and blue Studio SK sign from there. Follow the sign to the theater. 

(Total walking time from Hyehwa Rotary: about 8 minutes)

 

Video directions from Hyehwa Rotary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aaO3WEdrYU

 

MAP:

https://www.google.co.kr/maps/place/15-10+Sungkyunkwan-ro,+Jongno-gu,+Seoul/@37.5840169,126.9961066,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x357ca32a7583d861:0x93b28d086a32b4cf!8m2!3d37.5838639!4d126.9971044       

 

TICKET RESERVATIONS

Ticket price: 15,000KRW

Reserve online here (and pay in cash at the door)

 

Please note that all ticket payments must be in cash at the performance, as our theatre is not equipped with a card reader. The only exception is for large groups, which have the option of pre-paying by bank transfer if they wish. Please email us at sscticketing@gmail.com if you would like to reserve for a large group.  

 

Ticket reservations for each show will close the midnight before the show. 

 

Door sales are also available, beginning one hour before the show. (For sold-out performances, a waitlist will be started in the theater lobby one hour prior to the show.)

 

Those with reservations must arrive at least 10 minutes before the performance to claim their seats.

(Starting 10 minutes before each performance, unclaimed seats will be made available to those present at the theatre without reservations.)

 

Seating will begin approximately 30 minutes before each performance. There is no assigned seating, so arrive early to choose the best seats!

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

There will be a talk-back with the audience after our Sunday, October 15 3pm and Sunday, October 22 3pm shows. If you are bringing a student group to the show, we highly recommend attending on one of these days and participating in the talk-back.

 

For professors/teachers who would like to give extra credit to their students for attending this show, but don’t want to have to chaperone students in person, we have devised a system to help you keep track of students’ attendance!  Click here for more information. 

 

(Warning: Adult language, sexual themes, mild violence. This play is appropriate for adults, college students, and very mature high school students. Not appropriate for children.)

 

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS?

Email us at sscticketing@gmail.com.

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Pictured above: Lauren Ash-Morgan, Jamie Horan, and Jason Cutler in Much Ado About Nothing and in Garage