Soho Rep and Ma-Yi Theater Company's production of Hansol Jung's Wolf Play is underway at MCC; step inside the rehearsal room below.
The new work follows a young South Korean boy, represented onstage as a puppet, being "re-homed" over an online chat room with two new, queer parents who take on the project of parenting and creating a family. The work was inspired by a series of articles Jung read about Americans using social media and other sites to "re-home" unwanted children.
The production is directed by Dustin Wills, who previously directed the work at in its premiere at Soho Rep. The run is set to begin January 26 ahead of a February 14 opening night, with performances continuing through March 5 at MCC's Frankel Theater.
The company of Wolf Play includes Christopher Bannow (Oklahoma!) as Peter, Esco Jouléy (Interstate) as Ash, Brian Quijada (Oedipus El Rey) as Ryan, Nicole Villamil (Network) as Robin, and Mitchell Winter (Frontieres Sans Frontieres) as Wolf.
The production reunites the original Soho Rep production's design team, featuring scenic design by You-Shin Chen (The Revival: It Is Our Duty), costume design by Enver Chakartash (Which Way to the Stage), lighting design by Barbara Samuels (In the Green), sound design by Kate Marvin (Heartland), puppet design by Amanda Villalobos (Space Dogs), and properties by Patricia Marjorie (Montag). Hannah “Rock” Roccisano (Montag) is the Fight Director and Kasson Marroquin (The Light) is the Production Stage Manager, and original casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt.