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Martinson Hall

October 30 - December 9

Estimated Run Time 1 hours and 45 minutes with no intermission

New York Premiere

Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman

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Hansol Jung’s play is smart and vivid. A rare and strange bird. – San Diego Tribune

Whimsical and thought-provoking. Inventively directed by Leigh Silverman. – Stage and Cinema

Highly imaginative, funny and fantastical” – Broadway World SD

After its initial run in Public Studio, Hansol Jung’s fascinating and unforgettable new play WILD GOOSE DREAMS returns to The Public in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it had a critically-acclaimed run last season.

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?

Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (VioletChinglishThe Outer Space) directs this strikingly original play with music, about two people from two cultures forced to choose between family and freedom.

The Public Theater presents in a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse

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Season 2018-2019

Wild Goose Dreams

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Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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