When we meet the adult characters of Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play, Soho Rep’s production now playing at MCC Theater, we learn too soon that there are no real benevolent actors. Robin (Nicole Villamil), eager to become a mother, has arranged to take custody of a boy she believes is three years old. Her wife is nowhere to be found. Her brother Ryan (Brian Quijada), a hyper-masculine gym owner, is skeptical but too immature to express his concerns without grabbing or referring to his genitals. By the...
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Following an acclaimed world premiere in 2022, Hansol Jung's Wolf Play returns off Broadway for an encore run with MCC Theater. Check back for information on Wolf Play tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Wolf Play is inspired by the phenomenon of "re-homing," in which adoptive parents give their child away to new guardians — often by unsanctioned, underground means. So it goes for Jeenu, a six-year-old Korean boy who is "re-homed" by way of a Yahoo message board when his adoptive parents have a biological child. Tensions boil over between his new guardians, a queer couple whose relationship is already fraying, and his old ones, who suddenly worry for Jeenu's upbringing without a father.
All the while, Jeenu retreats into himself, imagining himself as a lone wolf in search of a place, and a pack, to call home. Wolf Play off Broadway explores the many different ways families are found, formed, and broken.
Jung wrote Wolf Play after reading articles about similar real-life situations, and the play went up with Soho Rep in 2022. Previously, Jung was represented in New York with Among the Dead at HERE Arts Center. Her other shows include Wild Goose Dreams, No More Sad Things, and Cardboard Piano. These, alongside Wolf Play, have all made the Kilroys List, which annually honors excellent, underproduced plays by non-male writers.
Directing Wolf Play in New York once again is Dustin Wills, a director of theatre and opera who's worked at The Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and more.
Tickets to Wolf Play will be available soon.
Approx. 2 hours, no intermission
January 26th, 2023
April 2nd, 2023
The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Hansol Jung
Director: Dustin Wills Cast list: Esco Jouléy as Ash, Nicole Villamil as Robin, Mitchell Winter as Wolf, Christopher Bannow as Peter, Brian Quijada as Ryan
Design: You-Shin Chen
Costume: Enver Chakartash
Lighting: Barbara Samuels
Sound: Kate Marvin
Other info: Puppet design by Amanda Villalobos, properties by Patricia Marjorie
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Wolf Play found its pack! The upcoming Off-Broadway production at MCC Theater has set its full cast. The limited engagement runs from January 26 to March 5, with opening night on February 14. Wolf Play made its New York debut with Soho Rep earlier this year, and three cast members from that production return. They include Esco Jouléy as Ash, Nicole Villamil as Robin, and Mitchell Winter as Wolf. The two new cast members are Christopher Bannow as Peter and Brian Quijada as Ryan. The show also...