Two individuals, a South Korean and a young North Korean defector, are brought together over the Internet through a shared loneliness and longing to connect in a new play at the Public.
The Off-Broadway production of Wild Goose Dreams closed December 16, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: Minsung is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life. Deeply lonely, he escapes onto the internet and meets Nanhee, a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea. Amidst the endless noise of the modern world, where likes and shares have taken the place of love and touch, Minsung and Nanhee try their best to be real for each other. But after a lifetime of division and separation, is connection possible?
South Korea author Hansol Jung;s plays include "Cardboard Piano ," "Among the Dead," "No More Sad Things," and "Wolf Play." She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including "Evita," "Spamalot," and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea.
The cast of "Wild Goose Dreams" includes Peter Kim, Michelle Krusiec, Dan Domingues, Lulu Fall, Kendyl Ito, Francis Jue, Jaygee Macapugay, Joél Pérez, Jamar Williams, and Katrina Yaukey. Tony nominee Leigh Silverman ("Violet") directs.
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