Artists at Play proudly presents our cast for the Los Angeles premiere of 99 Histories! Not the writer but the actor JULIA CHO plays “Eunice,” a former cello prodigy who channeled pain into music until mental illness forced her to quit playing. Now pregnant, she has returned home to live with her mother. SHARON OMI plays “Sah-Jin,” who immigrated from Korea years ago and loves her daughter but fails to understand her. JANICE PAK is “Girl” and JOLENE KIM is “Young Woman,” different figures from the women’s respective pasts. DAVID HUYNH is “Paul,” a young doctor and potential mate for Eunice in the eyes of Sah-Jin. BRENDAN BRADLEY is both “Joe,” Eunice’s ex-boyfriend and father of her unborn child, and “Daniel Merritt,” an American missionary from Sah-Jin’s past back in Korea.
JULIA CHO (Eunice) is a founding member of Artists at Play and played “Desdemona Wong” in our inaugural production Ching Chong Chinaman and “Veronica” in last fall’s production of Cowboy Versus Samurai. Film/TV credits include Larry Crowne, The Newsroom, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS, and Scandal.
SHARON OMI (Sah-Jin) has appeared in Blood Wedding (Odyssey Theatre), Uncle Vanya (American Conservatory Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Ahmanson Theatre), among others. She has also been seen in television shows like Shameless, Big Bang Theory and Southland.
JANICE PAK (Girl) is a recent graduate of CalArts with a B.FA. in Acting. At CalArts, she appeared in Trojan Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Uncle Vanya, Our Lady of 21st Street and 4.48 Psychosis.
JOLENE KIM (Young Woman) has appeared onscreen in television shows like Grey’s Anatomy, 24, Pushing Daisies and onstage at many theatres across Los Angeles. Jolene is currently in Theatre @ Boston Court’s Stupid Fucking Bird.
DAVID HUYNH (Paul) won a Special Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for Outstanding Newcomer Award and Best Emerging Actor for his performance in Juwan Chung’s Baby. He has appeared on stage at Sacred Fools Theater Company, Kirk Douglas Theater, East West Players and Colony Theatre.
BRENDAN BRADLEY (Joe, Daniel Merritt) has appeared in NCIS, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Legend of Neil, among others. Theatrically, he was seen off-Broadway in Goonies the Musical, Office Sonata and The Oresteia. Brendan was also in Boni B. Alvarez’s Marabella, part of the 2014 Artist at Play Readings.
The cast of 99 Histories also includes Desiree Mee Jung (u/s Eunice), Diana Tanaka (u/s Sah-Jin), Kimiko Ann (u/s Girl), Jane Lui (u/s Young Woman), Junot Lee (u/s Paul) and Matthew Mancuso (u/s Joe, Daniel).
$10 early-bird special available now for 99 Histories! Purchase tickets here.