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Wild Goose Dreams

Where: La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego

Cost: $35 - $90

Age limit: 18+

Ongoing: until Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hansol Jung's new musical depicts the growing bond between Minsung, a South Korean whose family's in the U.S., and Yoo Nanhee, a North Korean defector. Much of it takes place in cyberspace, and the La Jolla Playhouse production, imaginatively directed by Leigh Silverman, ranks as among the most intricate in some time. A seven-person chorus responds to events, and deliberatley blurs them; avatars shadow Minsung and Yoo, as does her trickster father's spirit (the leads -- James Kyson, Yunjun Kim, and Francis Jue -- are standouts). The rich tapestry makes for a strong beginning and conclusion, but overpowers weak scenes in the middle. Though certainly watchable now, a thorough fine-tuning could make Dreams into something special. Worth a try.


Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.

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