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Well done in choosing as its star Midori Francis”— New York Times ”A lead as bold, moving, and full on funny as Ms. Francis
A riveting Midori Francis
As played by the adorable, mighty and heartwrenching Midori Francis, Kyeoung immediately sets herself apart from her childhood peers, and not just by virtue of race.
Francis’s own undaunted performance as the youthful, growing Kyeoung — results in a portrait that puts the ugly and the wondrous together in the frame.”— Vulture/New York Magazine ”The wonderful and remarkably brave Francis
The young cast is superb all around, and though it feels callous to mention just a few, I’m still thinking about the deceptive cheeriness of Midori Francis as No. 8 ...
Diminutive defense player #8 (Midori Francis,) is the most disarming of the bunch, and the most reluctant to relinquinsh the child’s untarnished view of the world.
Roles originally played for laughs - like #8, the resident optimist portrayed by Midori Francis - have gone deeper. Francis beautifully wears her inner wounds on her sleeve.