No More Sad Things

by  Hansol Jung

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"No More Sad Thingsis a beguiling, winningly-acted fable about the kind of week-long acquaintance that can change the trajectory of your life." - Time Out Chicago

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No More Sad Things

by  Hansol Jung

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre


    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A girl catches a last-minute flight to Maui. A boy finds girl on the shores of Ka’anapali. Something strange and something familiar pulls them closer. They have sex on the beach. They are surprised. They spend the week together. But eventually girl catches the flight back home to Akron, Ohio. The girl is thirty-two. The boy is fifteen.
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"A smart, poignant and often funny play that sets you up to watch a typically post-modern, woman-centered romantic comedy, only then to subvert and satirize many of the elements of that genre." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"No More Sad Things is a beguiling, winningly acted fable about the kind of week-long acquaintance that can change the trajectory of your life." - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"This well-crafted tale of an improbable yet somehow inevitable relationship is a gorgeous piece of theatre [...] Jung indeed is a master of blending, with the past and the present, the real and the theatrical, the idiosyncratically comedic and the deeply sad all weaving seamlessly into one story." - Splash Magazine, Read More 

"Hilarious and tender...the language Jung gives [Jessiee] is charming, surprising, and occasionally quite beautiful. - The Stranger, Read More


Scene Study and Classroom Reading: Plays for Colleges and Universities
by Becca Schlossberg
August 23, 2019


  • Boise Contemporary Theatre's trailer for No More Sad Things
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Aging, Love, Marriage


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Maui, Ka’anapali Beach.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


2m, 1f
JESSIEE - Female, 32 years old.
KAHEKILI - Male, 15 years old. A Hawaiian waterman.
GUIDEBOOK - a guide through things. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


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Hansol Jung

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Plays include Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theatre), Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville), No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, Chicago and Boise Contemporary Theatre), Wolf Play, and Wild Goose Dreams. Commissions fr ...

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No More Sad Things co-premiered in production by the Sideshow Theatre Company at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, IL in November 2015 under the direction of Elly Green, and in production by the Boise Contemporary Theatre in Boise, ID under the direction of Julia Ritchey.

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