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WILD GOOSE DREAMS

Martinson Hall

October 30 - December 16

Estimated Run Time 1 hours and 45 minutes with no intermission

New York Premiere

Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman

HANSOL JUNG is a wrtier of INDUSTRIOUS IMAGINATION with a POET'S GIFT. – BEN BRANTLEY, The New York Times

WHIMSICAL, POWERFUL & POIGNANT. Quickly shifting and densely layered... VISUALLY DELIGHTFUL. A SENSES-TINGLING TREAT." – SARA HOLDREN, New York Magazine. 

After its initial run in Public Studio, Hansol Jung’s fascinating and unforgettable new play WILD GOOSE DREAMS returns to The Public in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it had a critically-acclaimed run last season.

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?

Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (VioletChinglishThe Outer Space) directs this strikingly original play with music, about two people from two cultures forced to choose between family and freedom.

SPEAKER SERIES 

On Tuesday, November 13, following the 7:30 PM performance of WILD GOOSE DREAMS, join Public Forum for a post-show Speaker Series titled "Connection." Public Forum will lead an intimate conversation about connecting to our devices and to each other, both online and off. Audio of this Speaker Series conversation will also be available on the Public Forum’s website one week after the event.

Dan Domingues

Dan Domingues

Lulu Fall

Lulu Fall

Kendyl Ito

Kendyl Ito

Francis Jue

Francis Jue

Peter Kim

Peter Kim

Michelle Krusiec

Michelle Krusiec

Jaygee Macapugay

Jaygee Macapugay

Joél Pérez

Joél Pérez

Jamar Williams

Jamar Williams

Katrina Yaukey

Katrina Yaukey

The Public Theater presents in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse

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Featuring Dan Domingues (Chorus), Lulu Fall (Digital Nanhee/Chorus), Kendyl Ito (Heejin/Chorus), Francis Jue (Father), Peter Kim (Guk Minsung), Michelle Krusiec (Yoo Nanhee), Jaygee Macapugay (Wife/Chorus), Joél Pérez (Digital Minsung/Chorus), Jamar Williams (Chorus), and Katrina Yaukey (Chorus)

Scenic Designer: Clint Ramos
Costume Designer: Linda Cho
Lighting Designer: Keith Parham
Sound Designer: Palmer Hefferan
Composer: Paul Castles
Korean Music Composer: Jongbin Jung
Music Supervisor: Charity Wicks
Movement Director: Yasmine Lee
Special Effects Designer: Lillis Meeh
Production Stage Manager: Melanie J. Lisby
Stage Manager:  Janelle Caso


PRODUCTION NOTE
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Season 2018-2019
play_circle_outline Hansol Jung and Leigh Silverman explore Korea and humanizing the Internet

Background Image Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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