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Wild Goose Dreams Opens at the Public Theater

Leigh Silverman directs the new York premiere of Hansol Jung's script.

The cast of Wild Goose Dreams celebrate opening night of the play's New York premiere at the Public Theater.
(© Andres Otero)

The Public Theater's New York premiere of Hansol Jung's Wild Goose Dreams opened on Wednesday, November 14, under the direction of Leigh Silverman. The coproduction with La Jolla Playhouse follows the play's initial run in the Public Studio. It is set run through December 9.

The cast of Wild Goose Dreams features 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).

Wild Goose Dreams cast members Peter Kim and Michelle Krusiec walk the red carpet on opening night.
(© Andres Otero)

The play is described as follows: "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?"

Director Leigh Silverman and playwright Hansol Jung stop for a photo with Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis.
(© Andres Otero)

The creative team includes 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.

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