Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Is there a fine line between creative genius and mental/emotional issues? Our teen actress shows a range of rapidly changing emotions - good acting or pathology?
If this script was a "coming of age" then most of the world's young teens growing up having to work to either contribute to their families or are barely surviving would only laugh at our portrayal of a teen's angst as spoiled immaturity & self centeredness. Alternatively I had considered some form of mental illness as an out, but when seeing similar behaviors coming out of her mom and her stage director that out didn't hold water.
When the stage costuming dept. came up w/pig's heads (Why pig's?) I thought we were heading for a horror flick - no such luck.
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