First Look at Celine Song's World-Premiere Play Endlings
Endlings, a world-premiere play by Celine Song, begins performances tonight at the American Repertory Theater's Loeb Drama Center. Get a first look at production photos below.
Directed by Sammi Cannold, the cast of Endlings features Wai Ching Ho (Madame Gao from the Marvel TV universe), Emily Kuroda (Gilmore Girls), Jiehae Park (author of peerless, recently produced at Boston's Company One Theatre), and Jo Yang (The Affair). The company also includes Miles G. Jackson, Keith Michael Pinault, Matt DaSilva, Andy Paterson, and Mark Mauriello.
Endlings is described as follows: "On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos — sea women — spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. They have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write 'authentic' stories about her identity. But what, exactly, is her identity? And how can she write about it without selling her own skin?"
The production's creative team includes scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop.
Performances run through March 17 with an official March 1 press opening.