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Super!’s heroic debutPlay written by local expat debuts strongly at Jeju Stone Park
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승인 2013.08.02  10:11:56
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Left to right: Shannon Warren (Kip), Sarah Ranco (Shell), Paul Hughes (Trent), Karima Walker (Divi)Photo by Mary Rager

On July 27, the Jeju Stone Park hosted the world premier of the original play Super! for a packed house. The two-act play consisted of a cast of minor superheroes struggling to find the worth of their minor superpowers.

With abilities such as making plants grow or the inability to tell a lie, Divi, Trent, and Kip form a support group with the aim of finding their major worth for each of them. When their leader’s sudden disappearance causes a rift in the group’s strength, the three are left uncertain of their future and once again struggling and seeking their calling.

When it is revealed that the newest member, Shell, is the key to discovering their importance, the four minor heroes are able to finally realize their strength and significance as superheroes.

Sarah Yaroslasky, writer and director, was tired of the super-shiny superheroes constantly depicted by movies and TV. With society barraged by images of perfection, Sarah saw a problem with the way every day humans were degrading their own abilities.

▲ The case with writer and director Sarah Yaroslasky (far right) Photo by Mary Rager

While still a fan of superheroes, Sarah wanted a way to show that the mess of daily life and the imperfections in us all are what make the world a chaotic, yet beautiful place – and that anyone who gets through the day in one piece is a superhero in some way or another.

She began work on the play while she was in university but after struggling to make it work, put it away, only for it to be discovered again last year. After many start-ups, failures, and times pushing it aside, in March of this year she was finally able to finish the final draft and begin work on production. With the support of the Jeju community, Super! the play became a reality.

The cast of Super! could not have been better: Karima Walker (Divi) was donned in rainbow attire, full of sensitive strength, and helped keep the group together; Shannon Warren (KIP), the brother of a ‘major’ superhero, was unable to tell a lie, and full of awkwardly adorable expressions of love for the newest group member; Paul Hughes (Trent), the introverted speaker to the dead, was clothed in all black, with a nervous demeanor that struck the heart of the audience; and Sarah Ranco (Shell), with her big hair and bigger personality, lead the audience and characters down the path of self-discovery.

In all, the play was a Super! hit.

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