AUDIENCE CONVERSATION: Putting the Play in WOLF PLAY – A reflection on the theatricality and world building of this story
NOW IN PERFORMANCES!
When an off-the-record adoption goes awry, Jeenu’s new parents learn just how far a wolf will go to defend its pack.
Hansol Jung‘s WOLF PLAY is directed by Dustin Wills with exuberant imagination as MCC brings the critically acclaimed sold-out Soho Rep production back to the stage.
Please be advised, the following effects will be used during the performance: Abrupt loud noises, heavy haze and concert-like lighting effects that may trigger those with photosensitivity.
Please note, there will be NO LATE SEATING. If you leave the theater during the performance, you will not be permitted to re-enter the theater until the performance has ended.
PRAISE FOR SOHO REP’S 2022 PRODUCTION:
“Thrilling…probing and playful… [WOLF PLAY] suggests there’s an animal connecting us that transcends gendered social scripts; kinship and love are wild and don’t play by any rules.” – New York Times
“Heart wrenching, unforgettable…had the theater in tears…an extraordinary tour de force.” – Theaterly
“A smart, sweet, sad new play…[WOLF PLAY’s] suspense hangs on whether [familial] structures-legal and loving-can withstand an external onslaught.” – The New Yorker
Please note: Effective DECEMBER 7, 2022, masks will be optional (but encouraged) for audience members. To accommodate those who are uncomfortable in an unmasked environment, masks will be REQUIRED at all Tuesday evening, Saturday matinee, and Sunday matinee performances. All MCC employees and audience services staff will continue to wear masks at all performances.
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required of audience members and visitors.
In our continuing efforts to create as safe an environment as possible, we continually update our COVID-19 policy with guidance from the CDC and NYS Department of Health.
The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at
THE ROBERT W. WILSON
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019
ALL SUBSCRIBERS, MEMBERS, AND PATRONS MUST BE LOGGED IN TO ACCESS THEIR TIX & DISCOUNTS
ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HOURS with NO INTERMISSION
NO LATE-SEATING / NO RE-ENTRY
BOX OFFICE HOURS
MON: 12PM – 6PM
TUE – SUN: 12PM – 7:30PM
(Closed daily from 3-3:30PM)
*Tue Feb 14: 12PM – 6PM
*Sun Feb 19: 12PM – 2:30PM
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LET’S TALK SPECIAL EVENTS!
Join us for our post-show TALKBACKS with artists and AUDIENCES CONVERSATIONS moderated by MCC staff held following select performances and for SPECIAL EVENTS aimed at provoking conversation and public engagement.
WED, FEB 1 @ 7:30PM
MEMBERS OF THE CAST
WED, FEB 8 @ 7:30PM
Finding Family: A conversation on the characters’ relationships with each other and themselves.
SUN, JAN 29 @ 2:30PM
Putting the Play in WOLF PLAY: A reflection on the theatricality and world building of this story.
THURS, FEB 16 @ 7:30PM
The Impact of Gender – A discussion on effect of gender in the world of WOLF PLAY.
SAT, MAR 4 @ 2:30PM
OPEN CAPTION PERFORMANCE:
WED, FEB 22 @ 7:30PM
HANSOL JUNG (Author, she/her/hers) Productions: WOLF PLAY (Artist Rep, Soho Rep), WILD GOOSE DREAMS (Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse), CARDBOARD PIANO (Humana Festival), AMONG THE DEAD (Ma-Yi), and NO MORE SAD THINGS (Sideshow, Boise Contemporary). Commissions: Public Theater (NY), Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse. Residencies/Fellowships: Hodder, Royal Court, NYTW, Berkeley Repertory, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Sundance Theatre Lab, and Page 73. Awards: Steinberg Award, Whiting Award, DGF Award, Helen Merrill Award. TV: “Tales of the City” (Netflix), “Pachinko” (Apple +). Hansol is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, NYTW’s Usual Suspects, and The Kilroys. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
DUSTIN WILLS (Director, he/him/his) directs theatre and opera. Upcoming: Jeremy O Harris’ A BOY’S COMPANY PRESENTS: TELL ME IF I’M HURTING YOU, Handel’s ALCINA (Yale Opera), Kate Tarker’s MONTAG (Soho Rep). Recent: Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY (Soho Rep), Keith Reddin’s BLACK SNOW (Juilliard), Phillip Howze’s FRONTIÈRES SANS FRONTIÈRES (Bushwick Starr—named a Top Ten Theatrical Production of 2017 by New York Magazine), Will Arbery’s PLANO(Paper Chairs, Austin TX), Casey Llewellyn’s O, EARTH (Foundry Theatre—Off-Broadway Alliance Best Play 2016), and a 2018 Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency. Recent opera: Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and Stravinsky’s LE ROSSIGNOL. Wills has devised new work with Teatro L’Arciliuto in Rome, Italy, created large-scale puppetry pageants with Creative Action, trained with Augusto Boal in Theatre of the Oppressed legislative performance, and for a couple of years gave rogue tours of the Vatican. He is a Princess Grace Award recipient, as well as a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
CHRISTOPHER BANNOW (Peter) is elated to be returning to WOLF PLAY after only making it to tech in March 2020. He appeared in the Broadway and 1st National Tour production of Daniel Fish’s OKLAHOMA!, as well as the Broadway and West End production of THE ELEPHANT MAN starring Bradley Cooper. Off-Broadway credits include THE HAIRY APE (Park Avenue Armory), ALAMAT (Ma-Yi Theater), and SLEEP NO MORE. Regional: Center Theater Group, Williamstown, Yale Rep, Huntington, McCarter, Berkshire Theatre Group, Kennedy Center. Film/TV: “The Late Late Show”, The Three Christs, #Screamers, Not Fade Away. Boston University and Yale School of Drama. For Hart. @hellobannow
ESCO JOULÉY (Ash) is an actor, singer, dancer, clown, movement artist, and creator. Recent credits include Sundance’s “State of the Union,” Starz’s “Blindspotting,” HBO’s “High Maintenance,” Netflix’s “Inventing Anna,” Hulu’s “Monsterland,” and Bravo’s “In a Man’s World,” where they appeared as a movement coach. Esco’s theatre credits include: AS YOU LIKE IT, RUNAWAYS, GALATEA, THE DEMIS (Magic Theater Player), BEOWULF. Esco was a resident actor at the historic Barter Theater for three and a half years and is an alum of the ABC Discovers Showcase. More information about Esco and their work can be found at @escojouley, and @onezlife.
BRIAN QUIJADA (Ryan) is an Emmy-nominated playwright, composer and actor. Off-Broadway credits include Bobbie Clearly at Roundabout Theater, Oedipus El Rey at The Public Theater, My Mañana Comes at Playwrights Realm, and Where Did We Sit on the Bus? at Ensemble Studio Theatre (Drama Desk nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance). Select Regional credits: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens, The Kennedy Center, Geva Theater, City Theatre Pittsburgh, and appeared in the World Premiere of Hansol Jung’s No More Sad Things at Boise Contemporary Theater. TV Credits: Law & Order SVU, Blue Bloods, Manhattan Love Story, and Search Party. www.brianquijada.com
NICOLE VILLAMIL (Robin) Network (Broadway); Wolf Play (SoHo Rep); Queens (LCT3); How to Load a Musket (59E59); MUD (Boundless Theatre); Shakespeare’s R&J (Hangar Theatre); De Profundis(PlayMakers Rep); Tell Me I’m Not Crazy, The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Hunchback of Seville, The Love of the Nightingale(Trinity Repertory Co.). Education: M.F.A., Brown/Trinity Repertory Co.
MITCHELL WINTER (Wolf) is thrilled to reprise his role in Wolf Play following its run at Soho Rep. Additional credits: Dracula (dir. David Auburn, Berkshire Theatre Group), The Importance of Being Earnest (dir. David Auburn, BTG), Frontieres Sans Frontieres (dir. Dustin Wills, Bushwick Starr), A Winter’s Tale (dir. Liz Diamond), A Doctor In Spite of Himself (dir. Christopher Bayes), American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (dir. Shana Cooper, Yale Rep), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon (dir. Laurence Connor, Australian National Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (dir. Roger Hodgman, The Production Company), Miss Julie, Tartuffe and Drunk Enough To Say I Love You (Yale Summer Cabaret), Normativity (dir. Mia Walker, NYMF), Die Fledermaus (dir. John Milson, Australian Opera Studio) and Joseph…Dreamcoat (dir. Stephen Pimlott, Really Useful). Film/TV credits include: Mr. Robot (USA Network), Oh Jerome No (FX), If Not Love (official Sundance selection). MFA: Yale School of Drama.
Photos by Daniel J. Vasquez
The Cast of WOLF PLAY
Mitchell Winter & Nicole Villamil
Brian Quijada & Esco Jouléy
Brian Quijada, Dustin Wills, & Esco Touléy
Director Dustin Wills and Playwright Hansol Jung
THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE is fully ADA-accessible, including:
- Self-opening lobby doors with the push of a button to enter and exit
- Elevator access to each floor
- Ramp with handrail leading to the Newman Mills Theater
- 3 Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available in the main lobby restrooms;
- 2 accessible single stalls on the Mezzanine Floor.
Please Note: The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater is on the ground level.
The option to purchase a wheelchair seat with a companion seat is available for every performance date of every production for each theater. If further accommodations are needed please email email@example.com or call our box office at 646-506-9393.
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