The production, which was created by SevenSense and features a cast of ten, officially opened Sept. 23 and was scheduled to run through Oct. 12. The show's producers, Show and Arts Inc, announced Oct. 6 that the high-energy dance show would run through Nov. 30 "due to popular demand."
Break Out, according to press notes, is a "mostly nonverbal dance comedy [that] tells the tale of a night-in-the-life of a group of desperate prisoners whose nightmare existence changes beyond belief when an ancient and sacred text mysteriously drops into the prison. This mysterious arrival inspires the inmates to plan a daring escape into the outside world, where they are able to enjoy a brief, and hilarious, moment of freedom."
The cast comprises Dae-Hyeok Lim, Won-Jun Song, Jong-Wook Jeong, Chul-Hee Han, Yong-Nam Song, Jae-Hong Park, Seong-June Park, Ji-Hee Jang, Jin-Hee Kim and Yoon-Hui Choi.
The design team included Se-Jin Han (visual arts design), Tae-Young Kim (set design), Yun-Young Koo (lighting design), Yo-Chan Kim (sound design), Hee-Ju Kim (costume design), Mi-Suk Kim (make-up design) and Hee-Jung Lim (props design) with original music penned by Sang-Ku Kang and Wook-Hyun Lee.
Break Out premiered in Seoul in April 2007 and has subsequently played London and the Edinburgh Fringe, among other international destinations. Tickets, priced $35-$59, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The Union Square Theatre is located in Manhattan at 100 East 17th Street.