AOL News has a great piece about Cho Seung-Hui as told by one of his former classmates and has links to the other “play” written by him.
First the ex-classmate and current AOL employee Ian MacFarlane.
When I first heard about the multiple shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday, my first thought was about my friends, and my second thought was “I bet it was Seung Cho.”
When we read Cho’s plays, it was like something out of a nightmare. The plays had really twisted, macabre violence that used weapons I wouldn’t have even thought of. Before Cho got to class that day, we students were talking to each other with serious worry about whether he could be a school shooter. I was even thinking of scenarios of what I would do in case he did come in with a gun, I was that freaked out about him. When the students gave reviews of his play in class, we were very careful with our words in case he decided to snap. Even the professor didn’t pressure him to give closing comments.
After hearing about the mass shootings, I sent one of my friends a Facebook message asking him if he knew anything about Seung Cho and if he could have been involved. He replied: “dude that’s EXACTLY what I was thinking! No, I haven’t heard anything, but seriously, that was the first thing I thought when I heard he was Asian.”
Now on to the second play by Cho Seung-Hui called “Mr. Brownstone” about two underage kids hanging out in a casino complaining about one of their teachers. It’s not as innocent as it sounds and Cho seems to have some kind of fascination with shit.
I noticed that both of his plays involve teenagers as the protagonists. I wonder if he just couldn’t leave his high school life behind.