Sept. 9, 2022

K-Box (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Australia) (Review)

K-Box (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Australia) (Review)

Theatre First Episode 357
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K-Box – (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia)
Identity is the theme of a dramatic comedy about a 34 year old who's trying to get a sense of...


Theatre First Episode 357
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K-Box – (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia)
Identity is the theme of a dramatic comedy about a 34 year old who's trying to get a sense of self.
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Transcript

K-Box AI Transcript

Alex: Chaos is the one constant in K box.

Booth Announcer: Okay, ready? 10 seconds before the performance. Welcome to theater first with Alex First

Alex: Identity is the theme of a dramatic comedy about a 34 year old who's trying to to get a sense of self. Korean born Lucy Susanna Kwan was adopted by her quintessential Australian parents, shirley Moore, Davey and George Sid Brisbane. When she was four. She was brought up with much love in a small country town. Now, out of the blue, having thrown in her job and her boyfriend, she turns up again on her parents'doorstep. Lucy simply wants to chill, to take the time to reset and get her mojo back. She finds that her parents have converted her old bedroom into an arts and crafts room.

Alex: They've gotten rid of her bed and.

Alex: Now have to set her up, uh, on the couch. More than that, they appear to have ditched the stuff she kept in a large brown cardboard box, which Lucy reclaims as her safe place. The box, which becomes a character in the play with its own name, contained her memories. With her highly opinionated mother convinced something is wrong, and both her mum and.

Alex: Her dad encouraging her to see a.

Alex: Doctor, lucy seeks refuge in the empty box. Then one day, Lucy invites home a traveling Kpop star, kim Han. Jeffrey Lou kim Hahn is the first Asian boy she shown an interest in. Half Chinese American, Kim Han has a strong sense of pride about his Korean heritage. He turns Lucy's head and causes her.

Alex: To think about her own history and.

Alex: Her all but nonexistent links to the country where she was born. The family's only not to Korea is.

Alex: When they wear traditional Korean clothing known.

Alex: As Hanbok one day a year. But that's just a little game they play. Before this is over, Lucy will learn more about the rift her adoption caused and will fall out with her father.

Alex: Chaos is the one constant in Cabox.

Alex: Which focuses on the building blocks of our existence.

Alex: There's underlying trauma and dislocation in R. Chapman's writing. Kbox, which she started writing six years.

Alex: Ago, was inspired by the fellow adoptees she met, interviewed, and became friends with. The piece is punctuated by dramatic musical stings. The sound designer is Marco Cher. Jabad laugh aloud funny.

Alex: The undercurrent is loss, sadness and anger.

Alex: Each of the cast members manages to.

Alex: Capture the divergent size to their respective.

Alex: Characters with a plum. Chapman and director Bridget Bellodis have ensured.

Alex: They all have their time to shine. They bring to the four big personalities davey is larger than life.

Alex: Brisbane salt of the Earthquan captures Lucy's.

Alex: Search for meaning, while as Kim Han Lu is looking to escape years of rigid confinement.

Alex: Their characterizations are, uh, dogmatic and intractable. They butt heads, leading to ongoing tension, which is the mainstay of this production. Kbox is an enjoyable watch, which opens.

Alex: Up conversation about the rights and wrongs of transracial adoption.

Alex: It's playing at Beckett Theatre at Molthouse Theatre in Melbourne until the 18 September 2022.

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