Wild Goose Dreams

World-Premiere Play with Music

September 5 - October 1, 2017 | Mandell Weiss Forum

By Hansol Jung | Directed by Leigh Silverman

A North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece directed by Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish).

Production Sponsors:

Brian & Silvija Devine
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek

Photo credit: Yunjin Kim and James Kyson in Wild Goose Dreams, Photo by Jim Carmody.

Cast & Creators
Image of Hansol Jung Hansol Jung Playwright

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, 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.

Hansol Jung Playwright
Image of Leigh Silverman Leigh Silverman Director

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.

Leigh Silverman Director
  • Carolyn AganWoman/Chorus
  • Julian CihiMan/Chorus
  • DeLeon DallasChorus
  • Rona FigueroaWife/Chorus
  • Kyle HesterChorus
  • Francis JueFather
  • Yunjin KimNanhee Yoo
  • James KysonGook Minsung
  • Kimberly MonksChorus
  • Samantha WangHyonjin/Chorus
  • Charity WicksMusic Supervisor
  • Paul CastlesComposer
  • Jungbin JungKorean Music Composer
  • Wilson ChinScenic Designer
  • Linda ChoCostume Designer
  • Keith ParhamLighting Designer
  • Joanna Lynne StaubSound Designer
  • Telsey + Co.; Karen Casl, C.S.A.Casting
  • Gabriel GreeneDramaturg
  • Melanie J. LisbyStage Manager
  • Mandisa ReedAssistant Stage Manager
  • Becca DuhaimeProject Production Manager
  • Ashley MartinStage Management Assistant
  • Dylan KeyAssistant Director
  • Annie LeCostume Design Assistant
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Forum

Introduced in 1991 as the second La Jolla Playhouse theatre, the Mandell Weiss Forum is the $4.9 million gem designed by award-winning Albuquerque-based architect Antoine Predock.

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