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La Jolla Playhouse presents Wild Goose Dreams By Hansol Jung, Directed by Leigh Silverman

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Named San Diego U-T's CRITIC'S CHOICE!!

Wild Goose Dreams

September 5 - October 1, 2017

By Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman

CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE PUBLIC THEATER

As a South Korean “goose father,” Minsung works long hours and lives in a sparse room to support his wife and daughter overseas. When his loneliness drives him online he becomes captivated by Nanhee, a North Korean defector desperately trying to find the father she left behind. As they navigate their new relationship, the chaotic chatter of the internet, self-doubt and a pesky apparition complicate their ability to truly connect.

Wild Goose Dreams is a lyrical and humorous world-premiere play from award-winning South Korean playwright Hansol Jung (Cardboard Piano, Among the Dead), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish). Filled with original music and an a cappella chorus, it is a moving exploration of how we find and lose each other in the modern world.


Yunjin Kim

Yunjin Kim
TV’s Lost, Mistresses

James Kyson

James Kyson
TV’s Hawaii Five-O, Heroes

Francis Jue

Francis Jue
Broadway’s Pacific Overtures; Obie Award winner for Yellow Face










Patron Services will be happy to answer any questions you have at (858) 550-1010.

Content warning: This production contains adult content and language. Children ages 6 and under are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted. Unaccompanied minors ages 12 and under are not permitted in the theatre.




Production Sponsors

Brian & Silvija Devine
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek


Meet the Creative Team

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Her plays include Cardboard Piano, Among the Dead, No More Sad Things and Wolf Play. Her plays have received the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award,Honorable Mention from the 2014 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition, and been named a 2014 finalist for the Ruby Prize. She has translated over 30 English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Spamalot and The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, while working on several award-winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a Playwriting M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama,and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writers Lab.

Leigh Silverman's Broadway credits include Violet (Tony Award nomination), Chinglish and Well. Encores Off Center: Really Rosie; The Wild Party; Violet. Recent Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (New Group); On the Exhale (Roundabout); The Outer Space (Public Theater); All the Ways to Say I Love You (MCC); In the Wake (CTG/Berkeley/Public Theater; Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons; Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (CTG/Public Theater), among others.

Cast Members of Wild Goose Dreams

Carolyn Agan

Carolyn Agan

Julian Cihi

Julian Cihi

DeLeon Dallas

DeLeon Dallas

Rona Figueroa

Rona Figueroa

Kyle Hester

Kyle Hester

Francis Jue

Francis Jue

Yunjin Kim

Yunjin Kim

James Kyson

James Kyson

Kimberly Monks

Kimberly Monks

Samantha Wang

Samantha Wang




Credits for Wild Goose Dreams

MUSIC SUPERVISOR: CHARITY WICKS
COMPOSER: PAUL CASTLES
KOREAN MUSIC COMPOSER: JONGBIN JUNG
CHOREOGRAPHER: YASMINE LEE
SCENIC DESIGNER: WILSON CHIN
COSTUME DESIGNER: LINDA CHO
LIGHTING DESIGNER: KEITH PARHAM
SOUND DESIGNER: JOANNA LYNNE STAUB
CASTING: TELSEY + COMPANY; KAREN CASL, C.S.A.
STAGE MANAGER: MELANIE J. LISBY
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: MANDISA REED
PRODUCTION MANAGER: BENJAMIN SEIBERT

Assistant Director: Dylan Key
Assistant Set Designers: Jenn Doun, Christopher Thompson, Mingshuo Zhao
Scenic Design Assistant: Samantha Rosales
Costume Design Assistant: Annie Le
Stage Management Assistant: Ashley Martin
Master Electrician: Andrea Ryan
Audio Engineer (A1): Jordana Abrenica
Hair/Wardrobe Supervisor: Jeri Nicholas
Dresser: Marilia Maschion
Props Runner: Zach Zerigue
Production Carpenter: Dave Dick

REVIEWS

“Rare and wonderful…inventive, elegant storytelling … a vital story staged as a work of art”
» Edge Media Network

“Entertaining and Original”
» FINE Magazine

CRITIC'S CHOICE! “Disarming and charming...Winning... Playfully Comic”
» San Diego Union-Tribune

“Fresh, Young and Wildly Imaginative... this is one unique and magnificent piece of theater.”
» Jazz88

“Thoroughly Enjoyable Night at the Theatre!”
» Broadway World San Diego


PRESS

BWW Interview: Francis Jue chases Wild Goose Dreams at La Jolla Playhouse
» Broadway World San Diego

Playhouse's Wild Goose Dreams stretches between worlds
» San Diego Union-Tribune

Playwright Hansol Jung and Director Leigh Silverman Analyze Their Wild Goose Dreams
» Theatermania

In Playhouse's Wild Goose Dreams, a Tale of Human Connection in the Digital Age
» NBC San Diego

Wild Goose Dreams coming to La Jolla Playhouse
» CBS8

Dave Drexler sits down with Wild Goose Dreams Playwright Hansol Jung and Director Leigh Silverman
» Jazz88

Obie Winner Francis Jue and Lost Star Yunjin Kim Cast in Wild Goose Dreams at La Jolla
» Playbill

Kim Yun-jin to star in US play penned by Korean playwright
» Korean Herald

Mandell Weiss Forum

The Mandell Weiss Forum is a 400-seat thrust stage theatre, with audience members surrounding the stage on three sides. It contains a rehearsal hall, two courtyards and an outdoor "lobby." Built with sleek industrial materials and intersecting geometric shapes, it has a long free-standing entry wall with massive reflective smoky-glass panes that generate the illusion of being both within and outside of the partition.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Foodie Fridays

Foodie Friday

Every Friday during the run of Wild Goose Dreams, starts at 6:30 pm

Theatergoers are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks!




Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Every Saturday evening during the run of Wild Goose Dreams, starts at 6:50 pm

Enjoy live music before the show.




Concession Drink Specials

Thirsty Thursdays

Concession Drink Specials

Bars open an hour before the show. Concessions and other beverages are available for purchase.

Thirsty Thursdays: $5 beer
Matinee Mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays: $8 mimosas







Plus, every Friday and Saturday, have fun with oversized board games like Connect Four and Jenga, or a cornhole match with friends and fellow patrons.



ACCESS Performances

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Sponsored in part by Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, September 12 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored in part by Holland America Line

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, September 19 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored in part by Holland America Line

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, September 27 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see. Sponsored in part by Vi at La Jolla Village

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, September 30 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see. Sponsored in part by Vi at La Jolla Village

Discovery Sunday

Discovery Sunday

Sunday, October 1 after the 2:00 pm performance

Special guest speakers engage audience members in a moderated discussion exploring the issues and themes in the play.

The cast of WILD GOOSE DREAMS; photo by Jim Carmody

Yunjin Kim and James Kyson; photo by Jim Carmody

Yunjin Kim and James Kyson; photo by Jim Carmody

Yunjin Kim and Francis Jue; photo by Jim Carmody



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