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ensemble theatre · smust2.0 · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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CATHY FINK certified reviewer June 24, 2019
I loved this play although it made me sad for the main character, Jin Hi. She idolizes her father, but he couldn’t care less about her. Her mother is mean and is always calling her stupid and useless. She tries hard to be a good daughter, but the bar is impossibly high. She never gets credit for all the things she does correctly, and she feels isolated and alone. It’s not just normal teenage angst, she is completely controlled by her overbearing mom and the Korean culture. School sucks, home life sucks, she doesn’t have any friends or other family to hang out with. ... full review
THOMAS SONG certified reviewer June 24, 2019
My 1st theater show and I've became a fan! I laughed so much and even had some tears coming out from that intense kdrama scene. 😢😢😢... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 22, 2019
By far the best Hollywood Fringe show I've watched. From the storyline and script, to the moments of humor and captivating piano solos, everything flowed together in unison to create a dynamic, heart-wrenching performance.... full review
SOO LEE certified reviewer June 21, 2019
A riveting performance! Prodigy is skillfully scripted and perceptively directed. As a Korean American, I found myself completely immersed in the protagonist’s pursuit of her dream. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2019
The play and cast were excellent; commanding attention and even moving the audience to tears. ... full review
INTAE KIM certified reviewer June 21, 2019
I thought 'Prodigy' was incredibly moving. Coming at the invitation of my friend, Eddie Yu, I had no idea what to expect and was completely blown away by the whole experience. Moved to near-tears by this tale of parents and children, set goals vs personal dreams, love vs duty, identity vs perception... It stirred the heart and asked us questions rather than pushing an answer or agenda down our throats. Congrats and kudos to the cast and crew!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2019
tagged as: thought-provoking
Prodigy centers around the portrayal of a Korean-American family but masterfully presents themes that individuals from wide backgrounds can relate to. It manages to be culturally specific while simultaneously tapping into experiences and desires that are human, not simply Korean-American. The audience leaves having gained insight into one culture but finds that that insight serves as a means to a larger end: the play engenders a renewed resolve to more sensitively and intentionally value and empathize with people, particularly those in your own family.... full review
YOUNG CHOE certified reviewer June 21, 2019
A very important story told by a brilliant storyteller. This play could be effective in starting conversations between parents and their children. Actors did a great job bringing the characters to life. ... full review
TINA JAKUS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: heartwarming
PRODIGY was quite a surprise to me. I've attended a few plays performed in smaller theaters and never felt they were actually star quality which could be performed on a larger stage. But not so for PRODIGY! The script was so well written and evoked so many emotions in me. How many of us have seen A-list celebrities underperform due to a poor script! PRODIGY script provided fertile ground for award-winning performances from all of its actors. And in addition to the excellent script and performances, the topic was so current and I'm sure will hit the heart of every attendee. It sure did mine!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Absolutely incredible.. Deeply touching and relatable, I saw myself in these characters (especially Prodigy) and reminded me of my relationship (or lack thereof) with my father. A must watch. ... full review