Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs this original play with music about two people from two cultures forced to choose between family and freedom. More…
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?
See it if you're time traveling from the distant future and are tasked to see what a hot mess off-Broadway looked like circa December 2018.
Don't see it if you're a fan of actor Francis Jue. This isn't his strongest work. Who else recalls NAATC's endearing 2006 revival "Falsettoland"?
See it if You like experimental theater that is commenting on society in new ways.
Don't see it if You like focused plays that present more than a gloss on characters and story.
See it if You enjoy watching stunts that serve as plot : ie a penguin coming out of a toilet ! You can forgive inane dialogue.
Don't see it if You are looking for a well constructed play that forces you to think. You don’t like repetition of dialogue.
See it if If you can get to the main story, about a North Korean woman falling for a married South Korean man - and for the amazing set design!
Don't see it if You care about coherent plots or have an aversion to a chorus continually spouting internet words as if they're "emojis" - doesn't work!