Do It For Umma (Remount!) at Theatre off Jackson
as Ajumma Chorus
August 18th - 27th 2016
Directed by: Sara Porkalob
Written by: Seayoung Yim
In this surreal comedic detective story, the ghost of Hannah’s recently deceased mother returns to haunt the Korean convenience store she once ran with an iron fist, shaming, cajoling, and needling her daughter into avenging her extremely suspicious death. While Hannah’s older brother shirks off familial duties in favor of a romantic tryst with the local dry-cleaning maven, Hannah embarks on an epic mission to piece together the clues that will lead her to Umma’s killer. Featuring a chorus of ajummas and a healthy dose of revenge, Do It for Umma is an absurd tragicomedy about a young woman trying to gain her mother’s approval and protect her family’s honor in the strangest of circumstances.
Original run was at Annex Theatre Feb. 2-17th 2016
Photos by Ian Johnson of the Annex Theatre Production