Read Reviews for Office Hour at the Public Theater

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Julia Cho’s taut new drama about gun violence debuts Off-Broadway.
Sue Jean Kim and Ki Hong Lee
Sue Jean Kim and Ki Hong Lee in Office Hour Carol Rosegg

The Public Theater celebrated the opening of Julia Cho’s Office Hour November 8, a taut new drama that follows a meeting between a schoolteacher and a troubled teen. Among other things, the play examines the ever-growing issue of gun violence in the U.S. and its dangerous impact.

Neel Keller directs the Off-Broadway production, scheduled to play through December 10.

Office Hour began performances October 17 with a cast led by Sue Jean Kim and Ki Hong Lee. Greg Keller and Adeola Role complete the cast.

“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,” read production notes.

Read reviews for Office Hour below.

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Flip through photos of opening night at The Public:

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting PublicTheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

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