The official New York premiere of Hansol Jung's Wild Goose Dreams celebrated its opening at the Public Theater November 14. The Off-Broadway production, directed by Leigh Silverman, returns to the Public following an initial run in the Public Studio and an acclaimed engagement at La Jolla Playhouse last season.
The play with music follows two individuals who are brought together over the Internet through a shared loneliness and longing to connect. Minsung (Peter Kim) is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life; online he meets Nanhee (Michelle Krusiec), a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea.
Read reviews for the production below.
Performances continue through December 16 at the Public's Martinson Hall.
Completing the cast are Dan Domingues, Lulu Fall, Kendyl Ito, Francis Jue, Jaygee Macapugay, Joél Pérez, Jamar Williams, and Katrina Yaukey.
The production features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Keith Parham, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, composition by Paul Castles, Korean music composition by Jongbin Jung, movement direction by Yasmine Lee, and music supervision by Charity Wicks.