By Jared Klegar on November 19, 2021At the Nitery Theater, where the Asian American Theater Project (AATP) debuted their show “Among the Dead” on Thursday night, everything is up close and personal.
Hansol Jung’s poignant play follows Ana, a Korean American woman who — through an old journal, a mysterious cigarette and a bit of divine intervention — is thrust back in time to World War II–era Burma.
Crucially, in its excavation of the violences against Asian women, “Among the Dead” still gives its female characters agency.
Alison Rogers ’25 (left) and Ahmed Abdalla ’22 (right) in one of the play’s many surprisingly funny scenes.
“Among the Dead” is a breathtaking return to live theater, with all the personal and political power the art form is capable of wielding.