World Premiere of Endlings Receives Casting
American Repertory Theater has announced the cast and creative team for Endlings, a world premiere by Celine Song. Performances will begin February 26 ahead of a March 1 opening and will run through March 17 at the Loeb Drama Center.
Directed by Sammi Cannold, the cast will feature Wai Ching Ho (Fresh Off the Boat), Emily Kuroda (Gilmore Girls), Jiehae Park (Every Angel Is Brutal at Clubbed Thumb), Jo Yang (Comfort Women), and Miles G. Jackson (Typhoid Mary at Barrington Stage Company). The ensemble also includes Matt DaSilva, Mark Mauriello, Andy Paterson, and Keith Michael Pinault. Kate Pak is the understudy for the roles of Han Sol, Go Min, and Sook Ja.
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 creative team includes scenic design by Jason Sherwood, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop.